Cecil Park, New South Wales

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Cecil Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 1,477 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2178
Location 40 km (25 mi) west of Sydney
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Mulgoa
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Cecil Park:
Mount Vernon Horsley Park Abbotsbury
Kemps Creek Cecil Park Cecil Hills Elizabeth Hills
Austral
Kemps Creek
Austral
West Hoxton
Middleton Grange

Cecil Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 40 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Cecil Park was originally home to the Cabrogal people who occupied much of the greater Fairfield area. When European exploration of the area began in the early 19th century, a nearby range was named Cecil Hills and this in turn inspired the name Cecil Park. The first white settler in Cecil Park was Simeon Lord.[2]

Cecil Park Post Office opened on 16 July 1897 and closed in 1966.[3]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2016 census, there were 771 residents in Cecil Park. 65.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Italy 7.5%, Malta 2.8%, Iran 2.0%, Fiji 1.9% and Lebanon 1.6%. In Cecil Park 54.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 12.4%, Croatian 3.3%, Maltese 2.2%, Spanish 2.2% and Serbian 2.9%.[1]

Common ancestries include, Italian 24.3%, Australian 12.2%, English 10.0%, Maltese 8.5% and Croatian 4.2%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cecil Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Cecil Park". Fairfield City Council. Retrieved 27 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

Coordinates: 33°52′23″S 150°50′18″E / 33.87297°S 150.83823°E / -33.87297; 150.83823