New South Wales
|Population||911 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
|Location||65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD|
Agnes Banks is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Agnes Banks is 68 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Penrith and City of Hawkesbury. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Agnes Banks is connected to Penrith by Castlereagh Road which runs alongside the Nepean River between Richmond and Penrith. Natural woodlands and sandy deposits make up the higher landscape of this suburb. Agnes Banks is a rural outpost of the City of Penrith which has kept its intrinsic agricultural value and rural lifestyle.
This area was settled as early as 1803 by Charles Palmer. He was the first man to receive the free land grants in 1803; he and his wife Mary Anne built the first Farm Slab House the same year. The 3 chimneys still stand near the corner of Castlereagh Rd and Springwood Rd. The town here was once known as 'Little Richmond'. In 1804 Andrew Thompson was given a grant which he named Agnes Bank after his mother.
Agnes Banks has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
According to the 2016 census of the population, there were 911 residents in Agnes Banks. 83.7% of residents were born in Australia. The other most common countries of birth were Malta 3.0%, England 2.8% and New Zealand 1.1%. 88.1% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Maltese 2.6%, Macedonian 1.4% and Greek 0.7%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 35.8%, Anglican 19.7% and No Religion 17.7%.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Agnes Banks (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
- "Penrith City Council – Local Suburb Profiles". Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- "Natural Area". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H00649. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.
- New data shows Sydney suburbs reached temperatures over 50C last summer by Anton Nilsson from News.com.au. Retrieved 26 November 2020
- Lorraine Stacker (2008). "Agnes Banks". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 24 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]