Sefton, New South Wales

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Sefton
SydneyNew South Wales
Sefton shops.JPG
Carlingford Street, Sefton
Population 5,390 (2006 Census)
Postcode(s) 2162
Location 23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Bankstown
State electorate(s) Auburn
Federal Division(s) Blaxland
Suburbs around Sefton:
Guildford South Granville Auburn
Chester Hill Sefton Regents Park
Bass Hill Yagoona Birrong
Sefton Railway Station

Sefton, a suburb of local government area City of Bankstown, is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the Western Sydney region. Sefton shares the post code of 2162 with the neighbouring suburb of Chester Hill.

History[edit]

The name Sefton was taken from Sefton in Merseyside, England. [1] James Wood gave the name 'Sefton Park' to the 340 acres (1.4 km2) of land granted to him in 1839. Prior to subdivision, Sefton was an area of market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. It was the birthplace of property group Stockland in 1952. [1]

Transport and commercial area[edit]

Sefton railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network. There is a small shopping centre clustered around the railway station including Sefton Growers Market, Sefton Newsagency and a Thai/Australian bistro adjacent to the newsagency.

Schools[edit]

Sefton Infants School is a small public school catering for years Kindergarten to Year 2 and also includes a pre-school. Sefton High School is a co-educational, partially selective, high school with just over 1000 students. Sefton's selective-school section operates from years 7 - 10 and years 11 - 12 are integrated into the community section of the school. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School is a co-educational primary school catering from Kindergarten to Year 6 and is adjacent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of sporting facilities are located around Sefton. This includes Jensen Oval and Sefton Golf Course. Sefton Golf Course [2] is a council-owned 18-hole par-3 course on 15.6 hectares and is open all year round.

Population[edit]

In the 2006 Australian census, Sefton's population was recorded as 5,390, of whom 40.4% were born overseas—typical of the Bankstown area and other south-western suburbs of Sydney. It is a culturally diverse community whose residents speak over 60 different languages. The most common countries of birth other than Australia include Viet Nam (12.4%) and Lebanon (6.6%).[3]

Politics[edit]

At the state level, Sefton is part of the electoral district of Auburn. At the federal level, Sefton is part of the electoral Division of Blaxland.

Culture[edit]

In 2008, it was a filming location for the international, award winning and critically acclaimed television drama series East West 101.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Pictorial History of Canterbury Bankstown
  2. ^ Sefton Golf Course
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Sefton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°53′18″S 151°00′26″E / 33.88836°S 151.00713°E / -33.88836; 151.00713