Beaconsfield, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||987 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,345.0/km2 (8,664/sq mi)|
|Area||0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Sydney|
Beaconsfield is a small inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia. Beaconsfield is located 5 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney. The postcode is 2015.
Beaconsfield has a mixture of industrial and medium to high density residential areas.
Beaconsfield is part of the Green Square district which is currently undergoing gentrification. This involves an urban renewal project that is constructing modern retail, business and residential developments.
The suburb was named after Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield, a British prime minister during the reign of Queen Victoria. The area was part of the suburb of Alexandria and was officially gazetted on 10 June 1977.
At the 2016 census, there were 987 residents in Beaconsfield. 60.4% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Indonesia (5.2%), England (3.9%), New Zealand (3.0%), China (excludes SARs and Taiwan; 2.7%) and Vietnam (2.0%). 68.3% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Indonesian (4.6%), Cantonese (3.8%), Mandarin (3.5%), Spanish (2.0%) and Vietnamese (1.3%). The most common responses for religious affiliation were no religion (39.0%), Catholic (24.3%), Anglican (7.2%) and Buddhist (4.4%).
Green Square railway station is located in the northern part of the suburb and is part of a large urban renewal project.
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