Chipping Norton, New South Wales

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Chipping Norton
SydneyNew South Wales
Chipping Norton Lake.JPG
Chipping Norton Lake
Population9,001 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2170
Location27 km (17 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Liverpool
State electorate(s)Holsworthy
Federal Division(s)Fowler
Suburbs around Chipping Norton:
Warwick Farm Lansvale Georges Hall
Warwick Farm Chipping Norton Bankstown Airport
Moorebank Moorebank Milperra

Chipping Norton is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Chipping Norton is 27 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region

History[edit]

Aboriginal culture[edit]

There are two traditional custodians of the Chipping Norton Lake area – the Tharawal people, which inhabited the southern side of the Georges River, and the Darug people to the north and west of the River.

White settlement[edit]

Thomas Moore was granted waterfront land that is now part of the park. 'The Homestead' within the reserve grounds was built in the 1880s. The town was named for Chipping Norton in England.

Chipping Norton Post Office opened on 1 September 1920 and closed in 1974.[2]

As farming activities declined, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. After 20 years of mining, the riverbanks were packed with dangerous pits and eroded banks. In 1977 the Chipping Norton Lakes Authority was set up to rehabilitate the area into parkland.

Heritage listings[edit]

Chipping Norton has a heritage-listed site:

Dangerous Animals

  • sharks
  • spiders
  • ferrel cats

Population[edit]

At the 2016 census, Chipping Norton had a population of 9,001 people. The most common ancestries were Australian (17.5%), English (15.1%), Italian (6.7%), Lebanese (6.0%) and Vietnamese (5.7%). 63.1% of people were born in Australia. The nextmost common countries of birth were Vietnam 4.5%, Lebanon 2.7%, Italy 2.2%, China 1.9% and New Zealand 1.4%. 4.4% of people only spoke English at home, compared to the national average of 72.7%, with other languages including Arabic (9.0%), Vietnamese (6.9%), Greek (5.4%), Italian (3.1%) and Mandarin (2.2%). The most common responses for religion were Catholic 32.6%, No Religion 14.8%, Anglican 12.1% and Eastern Orthodox 10.4% [1]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore are the main recreational centres of Chipping Norton. They feature parks, walkways, barbecues and scenery. There are many other parks across the suburb.

Schools[edit]

Chipping Norton has four schools. They are Chipping Norton Public School, Newbridge Heights Public School, Moorebank High School and St Joseph's Catholic School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chipping Norton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Homestead, The". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00214. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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Coordinates: 33°54′40″S 150°57′32″E / 33.911°S 150.959°E / -33.911; 150.959