Bossley Park

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Bossley Park
SydneyNew South Wales
BossleyParkNSWmarconi.jpg
Club Marconi
Population 14,585 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 3,240/km2 (8,390/sq mi)
Established 1890
Postcode(s) 2176
Area 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Location 36 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Fairfield
State electorate(s) Prospect
Federal Division(s) Fowler, McMahon
Suburbs around Bossley Park:
Horsley Park Wetherill Park Wetherill Park
Abbotsbury Bossley Park Prairiewood
Abbotsbury Edensor Park Greenfield Park

Bossley Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bossley Park is located 36 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. Bossley Park is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Bossley Park was named after John Brown Bossley (1810–72), an English chemist who purchased a large block of land on Smithfield Road. He named his property Edensor after a village in Derbyshire, England. When the area north of Edensor was subdivided in 1890, it became known as Bossley Park. The public school was built in 1890 and a post office in 1895. After World War II, Bossley Park received many migrants from Italy, who have since played a large role in the local community.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 14,585 residents in Bossley Park.[1]

45.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Iraq (16.4%), Italy (4.0%), Vietnam (3.9%), Philippines (2.0%) and Syria (1.6%). 32.6%% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (11.6%), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (8.4%), Arabic (8.1%), Italian (5.9%), and Spanish (5.9%).[1]

The most common ancestries in were Italian (11.1%), Assyrian (9.6%), Australians (8.7%), English (7.6%) and Chaldean (6.5%).

The most common responses for religion in Bossley Park were Catholic (49.9%), No religion (7.2%), Buddhism (7.0%), Assyrian Apostolic (6.7%) and not stated (5.7). Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (79.3%).[1]

Education[edit]

Bossley Park has a number of government schools including Bossley Park High School, Bossley Park Public School and Prairievale Public School. There is also the Catholic run Mary Immaculate Primary School.[3][4][5] .

Places of worship[edit]

  • Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
  • St Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Church
  • St Barnabas' Anglican Church [6]

Bossley Park residents are predominantly Catholic (Latin and Eastern), Assyrian Orthodox and Anglican.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Marconi Stadium, opened in 1956, is the home stadium of the Marconi Stallions and the Marconi Mustangs. The eastern boundary of the suburb is adjacent to a large recreational park Wetherill Park Nature Reserve.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bossley Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bossley Park". Fairfield City Council. Archived from the original on 14 September 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Bossley Park High School". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bossley Park Public School". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Prairievale Public School". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "St Barnabas Online". stbarnabasonline.com. 

Coordinates: 33°51′48″S 150°53′01″E / 33.86341°S 150.88364°E / -33.86341; 150.88364