Coniston, New South Wales

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coniston
WollongongNew South Wales
Coniston Aerial.jpg
Coniston is located in New South Wales
Coniston
Coniston
Coordinates34°26′S 150°53′E / 34.433°S 150.883°E / -34.433; 150.883Coordinates: 34°26′S 150°53′E / 34.433°S 150.883°E / -34.433; 150.883
Population2,268 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2500
LGA(s)City of Wollongong
State electorate(s)Wollongong
Federal Division(s)Cunningham
Suburbs around Coniston:
Wollongong
Mangerton Coniston Wollongong
Mt St Thomas Spring Hill Port Kembla

Coniston is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,268.[1]

Coniston is just north of the Port Kembla Steelworks and includes the Greenhouse Park, a one time waste pile converted into a natural park area with a weather station. The hill, known locally as "The Overseer" has a lookout over the city and Port Kembla. Coniston is also bordered to the west by the hill suburbs of Mangerton and Mount Saint Thomas.

Coniston has a variety of businesses including The Coniston Hotel, formally Gilmore's Hotel, a bakery, 24 Hour petrol station and several other specialty stores. Coniston has long been serviced with its own Bulk Billing Medical Centre.

Sport[edit]

Coniston is also home to the Coniston Juniors Football Club who play at McKinnon Park, north of the commercial district.

Transport[edit]

Coniston railway station is the suburbs main train station.

Coniston has multiple bus stops which are served by Premier Illawarra.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,268 people in Coniston. The most common ancestries were Australian 20.5%, English 20.1%, Macedonian 10.1%, Scottish 6.1% and Irish 5.8%. 64.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at 6.9%. 61.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Macedonian 10.1%. The most common responses for religion in Coniston were No Religion 26.2%, Catholic 18.4%, Eastern Orthodox 15.0% and Anglican 9.4%.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coniston (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]