Bonnyrigg Heights

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Bonnyrigg Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Population7,303 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2177
Location37 km (23 mi) west of Sydney
LGA(s)City of Fairfield
State electorate(s)Cabramatta
Federal division(s)Werriwa
Suburbs around Bonnyrigg Heights:
Abbotsbury Edensor Park Bonnyrigg
Cecil Hills Bonnyrigg Heights Bossley Park
Cecil Hills Green Valley Green Valley

Bonnyrigg Heights is a suburb of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. Its name originates from Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland.[2] Bonnyrigg Heights is located on the traditional indigenous lands of the Dharug Nation.

Geography[edit]

The elevation of Bonnyrigg Heights is between 42 and 90 metres above mean sea level.[3] Located 37 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, it is in the local government area of the City of Fairfield and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The neighbouring suburbs are Abbotsbury,[4] Bonnyrigg, Cecil Hills, Edensor Park and Green Valley.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census, there were 7,303 residents in Bonnyrigg Heights.[5] In Bonnyrigg Heights, 45.9% of people were Australian-born. The most common other countries of birth were Vietnam 11.7%, Iraq 6.5%, Cambodia 3.8%, Laos 2.8% and Fiji 2.1%. 26.8% of people spoke only English at home.[6] Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 17.5%, Serbian 6.6%, Arabic 6.0%, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 4.3% and Khmer 4.3%. The most common responses for religion in Bonnyrigg Heights were Catholic 31.8%, Buddhism 21.9%, No Religion 10.4%, Eastern Orthodox 8.3% and Islam 6.0%.[1]

Transport[edit]

Buses operated by Transit Systems Sydney traverse the suburb. The T80 Liverpool-Parramatta Transitway links Bonnyrigg Heights to major centres across Greater Western Sydney including Bonnyrigg, Prairiewood, Smithfield, City of Liverpool and City of Parramatta as well as Green Valley and Cecil Hills.[7] Other routes all operating every 30 minutes are:

  • Route 805 Bonnyrigg Heights to Liverpool and Cabramatta.[8]
  • Route 806 Liverpool to Parramatta via Bonnyrigg.[9]
  • Route 807 Cabramatta to Cecil Hills via Bonnyrigg.[10]

The Westlink M7 Motorway interchange from Cecil Hills goes to either the M4 Western Motorway near Parramatta, M2 Hills Motorway at Baulkham Hills (north western suburbs) or the interchange near The Crossroads for the M5 South Western Motorway to Sydney or Campbelltown.

Schools[edit]

This suburb is home to Freeman Catholic College, a secondary school, and an adjacent public school called Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School.[11] The suburb also contains John the Baptist Primary School, located next to Freeman Catholic College.

Infrastructure[edit]

Bonnyrigg Heights Fire Station, operated by Fire and Rescue NSW, services the local area.

Bonnyrigg Heights Hall is the local community facility that can be reserved through local council for functions, meetings and celebrations.

Bonnyrigg Heights is well equipped with parks, including a dog park, and walking tracks for locals to use at their pleasure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bonnyrigg Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, pp. 2/24
  3. ^ "Map of Bonnyrigg Heights in New South Wales - Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia". bonzle.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  4. ^ "86 Rental Properties with at least 2 bedrooms in Abbotsbury, NSW 2176; Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW 2177; Cecil Hills, NSW 2171; Edensor Park, NSW 2176 (Page 2) - Rent.com.au". rent.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  5. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Bonnyrigg Heights". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Ancestry | Fairfield City | Community profile". profile.id.com.au. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Transit Systems route T80". Transport for NSW.
  8. ^ "Transit Systems route 805". Transport for NSW.
  9. ^ "Transit Systems route 806". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Transit Systems route 807". Transport for NSW.
  11. ^ "Bonnyrigg Heights Public School". nsw.edu.au.

Coordinates: 33°53′28″S 150°52′19″E / 33.89111°S 150.87194°E / -33.89111; 150.87194