Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||3,268 (2011 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 2011 census of Population, there were 3,268 residents in Balgowlah Heights. 67.9% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 11.9%, South Africa 2.8% and New Zealand 2.3%. 87.9% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 1.9%, German 0.9% and Italian 0.9%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 31.2%, Catholic 23.6% and No Religion 21.8%.
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Balgowlah Heights is in the federal electorate of Warringah (a seat held by former PM Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia), the state electorate of Manly (a seat held by Liberal Party MP and Premier Michael Baird) and is within the local council area of Manly. It is regarded as a safe Liberal seat by the Mackerras pendulum.
- John MacRitchie (2008). "Balgowlah Heights". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 24 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]
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