Beaconsfield, Sydney

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Beaconsfield
SydneyNew South Wales
Beaconsfield2.jpg
Botany Road, Beaconsfield
Population 987 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 3,345.0/km2 (8,664/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2015
Area 0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Sydney
State electorate(s) Heffron
Federal Division(s) Sydney
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Alexandria Alexandria Zetland
Alexandria Beaconsfield Rosebery
Alexandria Alexandria Rosebery

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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

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%).[1]

Transport[edit]

Green Square railway station is located in the northern part of the suburb and is part of a large urban renewal project.

Beaconsfield Park
Beaconsfield terrace houses

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beaconsfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Beaconsfield". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 

Coordinates: 33°54′39″S 151°12′00″E / 33.91096°S 151.19995°E / -33.91096; 151.19995