Bonnyrigg Heights

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Bonnyrigg Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
Bonnyrigg Heights is located in New South Wales
Bonnyrigg Heights
Bonnyrigg Heights
Coordinates33°53′28″S 150°52′19″E / 33.89111°S 150.87194°E / -33.89111; 150.87194Coordinates: 33°53′28″S 150°52′19″E / 33.89111°S 150.87194°E / -33.89111; 150.87194
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 the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bonnyrigg Heights is located 37 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Fairfield and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Bonnyrigg Heights takes its name from Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland.[2]

Interesting Facts[edit]

Gavin Tran moved into Bonnyrigg Heights at the age of one, where he grew up and attended the local primary school. In acknowledgement of his bravery after saving himself from a pitbull attack, he was crowned King of the Rigg in 2018 and a statue was erected in his honour in Wilson Park later that year.

Geography[edit]

The elevation of Bonnyrigg Heights is approximately between 45–80 metres above mean sea level The neighbouring suburbs are Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg, Cecil Hills, Edensor Park and Green Valley.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 7,303 residents in Bonnyrigg Heights. In Bonnyrigg Heights, 45.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Vietnam 11.7%, Iraq 6.5%, Cambodia 3.8%, Laos 2.8% and Fiji 2.1%. 25.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included 26.8% of people spoke only English at home. 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 traverse the suburb. The T80 Liverpool-Parramatta Transitway service (Western Sydney Buses) links Bonnyrigg Heights to major centres across Greater Western Sydney including Bonnyrigg, Prairiewood, Smithfield, City of Liverpool and City of Parramatta. The hourly 805 and 816 service operates to Cabramatta. Whilst the 807 from Cecil Hills Shopping Centre is every 30 minutes to Liverpool. The newly completed transit-way goes from Parramatta to Miller TAFE at Hoxton Park.also service parts of Bonnyrigg Heights to Liverpool, Green Valley and Cecil Hills.

The Westlink M7 Motorway interchange from Cecil Hills takes you to 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 contains a Catholic secondary school called Freeman Catholic College and an adjacent public school called Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School.[3] The suburb also contains a primary school called John the Baptist primary school, located next to Freeman Catholic college.

Resources and buildings[edit]

--> Bonnyrigg Heights fire station --> Bonnyrigg Heights Public school --> John the Baptist Parish and primary school --> Freeman catholic college --> Bonnyrigg Heights hall --> Bonnyrigg garden centre --> Bonnyrigg sports club --> Liverpool to Parramatta Brown T-way

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, p.2/24
  3. ^ "Bonnyrigg Heights Public School". nsw.edu.au.