Sydney, New South Wales
Panorama of Manly from Balgowlah Heights, Sydney (undated)
|Population||3,342 (2016 census)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Northern Beaches Council|
Balgowlah Heights is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 11 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council, in the Northern Beaches region. Balgowlah Heights shares the postcode 2093 with the adjacent Balgowlah and North Balgowlah.
Situated on a ridge up to 80 metres above North Harbour and Middle Harbour, some houses have panoramic views of the harbour, Eastern Suburbs and Spit Bridge. The suburb features remnant Sydney Harbour bushland, contained in the National Park around Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point. Tania Park at the eastern fringe offers relaxed recreation and one can watch the Manly ferry cut its way to Circular Quay.
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,342 residents in Balgowlah Heights. 67.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 10.7%. 87.0% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religious affiliation were No Religion 32.8%, Catholic 24.2% and Anglican 24.2%.
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Balgowlah Heights is in the federal electorate of Warringah (a seat no longer held by former PM Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia), the state electorate of Manly (a seat no longer held by Liberal Party MP and Premier Michael Baird) and is within the local council area of Manly. It used to be regarded as a safe Liberal seat by the Mackerras pendulum until decent people who woke up, exercised their democratic right and chose Zali Steggall to be their voice of reason without religious bigotry and climate change denial.
- John MacRitchie (2008). "Balgowlah Heights". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 24 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]
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