Berkshire Park, New South Wales

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Berkshire Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 1,706 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2765
Location 55 km (34 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s) Penrith City Council
State electorate(s) Londonderry
Federal Division(s) Lindsay
Suburbs around Berkshire Park:
Richmond South Windsor Bligh Park
Londonderry Berkshire Park Windsor Downs
Llandilo Shanes Park Marsden Park

Berkshire Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It covers 19.3 square kilometres (7.5 sq mi) within the local government area of City of Penrith. The suburb has a diverse range of activity, including a pet cemetery, correctional facility, nature reserve, waste management centre and a racehorse education centre.

Origin of name[edit]

The suburb's name is believed to have come from English county of Berkshire. The land was given to Richard Rouse as a land grant in 1838. Rouse may have chosen this name because he had been married in North Hinksey, which was then part of Berkshire.

Berkshire Park Post Office opened on 1 May 1936 and closed in 1961.[2]

Community services[edit]

There is a large recreational area located on 6th Rd, Berkshire Park. Part of this area is a reserve for public use, with seating areas and a children's playground. There is also a public hall and the station of the Berkshire Park Rural Fire Brigade, a brigade of the NSW Rural Fire Service.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 1,706 residents in Berkshire Park. 73.5% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Malta 3.5%, New Zealand 2.1% and China 2.1%. 47.8% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Maltese 5.6%, Cantonese 1.3% and Arabic 0.9%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 30.7%, Anglican 12.4% and No Religion 5.2%.[1]

Transport[edit]

At approximately 55 km from the centre of Sydney, it is in a somewhat isolated area. The closest train stations are Windsor and Riverstone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Berkshire Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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Coordinates: 33°41′19″S 150°46′54″E / 33.68860°S 150.78165°E / -33.68860; 150.78165