Birmingham Gardens, New South Wales

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Birmingham Gardens
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population2,376 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,390/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2287
Area0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) from Newcastle
LGA(s)City of Newcastle
State electorate(s)Wallsend
Federal Division(s)Newcastle
Suburbs around Birmingham Gardens:
Shortland
Wallsend Birmingham Gardens Callaghan
Jesmond Jesmond North Lambton

Birmingham Gardens /ˈbɜːrmɪŋˌhæm/ is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, bordering the University of Newcastle 11 kilometres (7 mi) west-northwest of Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.

Birmingham Gardens had a population of 2,376 in 2016.[1]

Origins[edit]

The Birmingham Gardens area was first subdivided in the 1930s. The area was expanded in the 1960s with the price of land being the attraction.[2] The name Birmingham Gardens was given by Mr.T.M.Burke who originally subdivided the area after the English town of Birmingham. Originally owned by Newcastle Wallsend Coal Co & sold to Commonwealth Oil Refineries.[3]

Today[edit]

Birmingham Gardens, residents include a majority of people aged over 55 and a number of university students renting near the University of Newcastle.[2] A few families now live in Birmingham Gardens

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Birmingham Gardens (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Newcastle City Council, Discover our Suburbs
  3. ^ Hunter Valley Place Names and their Meanings Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 32°52′55″S 151°39′54″E / 32.882°S 151.665°E / -32.882; 151.665