Taren Point, New South Wales

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Taren Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Taren Point Public School
Coordinates 34°01′09″S 151°07′13″E / 34.01909°S 151.12028°E / -34.01909; 151.12028Coordinates: 34°01′09″S 151°07′13″E / 34.01909°S 151.12028°E / -34.01909; 151.12028
Population 10,098 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2229
Location 20 km (12 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s) Miranda
Federal Division(s) Cook
Suburbs around Taren Point:
Sans Souci
Sylvania Waters Taren Point Woolooware
Miranda Caringbah Caringbah

Taren Point is a suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

Taren Point is a small suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Sylvania Waters and Caringbah. Taren Point is on the peninsula where the Captain Cook Bridge crosses north over the Georges River to Sans Souci, in the St George area.

Taren Point contains a mix of residential, commercial and some industrial areas. The residential area is located along the bank of the Georges River, at the mouth of Botany Bay. Most of the commercial and industrial areas are centred on Taren Point Road and to the east towards Woolooware Bay.

History[edit]

Taren Point was originally called Comyns Point, then Cummins Point and later Commins Point, believed to be after a local resident. The origins of Taren Point are also unclear. Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla and his name is commemorated with Holt Road.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Commercial area[edit]

Commercial developments include Winning Appliances, Harvey Norman Business Centre, Flower Power, Officeworks, Transdev NSW Bus Depot and many fast food oulets such as Hungry Jacks, McDonalds, Red Rooster, Subway.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, there were 1,681 people usually resident in Taren Point. 73.3% stated they were born in Australia with the top overseas countries of birth being England (4.6)%, Greece (2.1%) and China (1.4%). English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 74.6% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek (8.6%), Cantonese (1.8%), Arabic (1.7%) and Italian (1.6%). The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican (30.6%), Catholic (22.7%) and Orthodox (14.2%).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taren Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, p252