Bligh Park, New South Wales

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Bligh Park
New South Wales
Bligh Park is located in New South Wales
Bligh Park
Bligh Park
Coordinates33°38′18″S 150°47′53″E / 33.63833°S 150.79806°E / -33.63833; 150.79806Coordinates: 33°38′18″S 150°47′53″E / 33.63833°S 150.79806°E / -33.63833; 150.79806
Population6,366 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2756
Location58 km (36 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Hawkesbury
State electorate(s)Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s)Macquarie
Suburbs around Bligh Park:
South Windsor South Windsor Mulgrave
Londonderry Bligh Park Mulgrave
Londonderry Berkshire Park Windsor Downs

Bligh Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bligh Park is located 58 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The postcode for Bligh Park is 2756, which also covers the suburbs of Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor Downs and Ebenezer.

History[edit]

Bligh Park is named after William Bligh, as at the time of the Rum Rebellion the Hawkesbury settlers supported the then-deposed governor, while streets in the suburb are named after ships and people on the First Fleet.

Landmarks[edit]

Bligh Park has a small local shopping centre which includes a grocery store, a takeaway store, a chemist, a bakery and a pizza shop. Bligh Park is also the home to Bligh Park Primary School, which opened in 1990. Bligh Park has two large sporting ovals: Bounty Reserve and Colonial. Both are used as training arenas for sporting clubs such as Bligh Park Cricket Club, Bligh Park Soccer Club and Windsor Wolves Junior Rugby League Club.

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 6,366 people in Bligh Park.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.1% of the population.
  • 86.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.0% and New Zealand 1.6%.
  • 93.4% of people only spoke English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were Catholic 31.0%, No Religion 25.3% and Anglican 23.4%.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bligh Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

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