Church Point, New South Wales

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Church Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Church Point Post Office
Church Point
Population997 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,420/km2 (3,690/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2105
Area0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location32 km (20 mi) N of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)Pittwater
Federal Division(s)Mackellar
Suburbs around Church Point:
Elvina Bay Scotland Island Clareville
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Church Point Newport
Ingleside Bayview Mona Vale

Church Point is a suburb in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Church Point is 32 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council.

History[edit]

Thomas Langford was the first settler in the area who acquired 40 acres (160,000 m2) in 1852. The area was originally known as Chapel Point because it was the site of a Wesleyan Chapel built in 1872 on land given by William Oliver.[2]

Early Subdivision Plans[edit]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census, there were 997 residents in Church Point. The most common ancestries in Church Point were English 36.3%, Australian 22.9%, Irish 9.9%, Scottish 9.1% and German 2.1%. The median weekly household income was $2,590, much higher than the national median of $1,438. Average monthly mortgage payments were $3,033, compared to the national average of $1,755.[1]

66.1% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 12.0%. 87.9% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion in Church Point were No Religion 35.1%, Anglican 22.4% and Catholic 16.4%.[1]

Transport[edit]

Pittwater Road is Church Point's main thoroughfare and ends in the suburb.

The Church Point ferry wharf is in McCarrs Creek Road near the post office from where the Church Point Ferry service departs to Scotland Island, Pittwater Youth Hostel, Lovett Bay and Elvina Bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Church Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 62

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°39′16″S 151°16′45″E / 33.6544°S 151.2791°E / -33.6544; 151.2791