Cabramatta West

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Cabramatta West
SydneyNew South Wales
Population7,222 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density4,010/km2 (10,390/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2166
Area1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Fairfield
State electorate(s)Cabramatta
Federal Division(s)Fowler
Suburbs around Cabramatta West:
St Johns Park Canley Heights Canley Heights
Bonnyrigg Cabramatta West Cabramatta
Bonnyrigg Mount Pritchard Cabramatta

Cabramatta West is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 32 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. It is part of the south-western region. Cabramatta is a separate suburb, to the east.

History[edit]

Cabramatta West was originally a part of the suburb Cabramatta. In the dialect of the original inhabitants, the Cabrogal, a cabra was a tasty fresh water grub. A 100-acre (0.40 km2) block of land in the area, owned by the Bull family, was named Cabramatta Park and the name gradually spread to the surrounding area.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 7,222 residents in Cabramatta West. 41.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 28.4%, Cambodia 6.6%, New Zealand 1.8%, Italy 1.8% and Iraq 1.6%. 20.2% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 39.9%, Khmer 6.3%, Cantonese 5.3%, Arabic 3.2% and Mandarin 3.0%. The most common responses for religion were Buddhism 37.7%, Catholic 20.2% and No Religion 16.4%.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

The primary shopping centre is located on what is known locally as Cooks Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cabramatta West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cabramatta West". Fairfield City Council. Archived from the original on 17 August 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
Coordinates: 33°53′41″S 150°54′54″E / 33.89472°S 150.91500°E / -33.89472; 150.91500