Dean Park, New South Wales

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Dean Park
SydneyNew South Wales
DeanParkNSWshops.jpg
Dean Park Shopping Centre
Population3,227 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2761
Location43 km (27 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Blacktown
State electorate(s)Mount Druitt
Federal division(s)Chifley
Suburbs around Dean Park:
Marsden Park Colebee Nirimba Fields
Hassall Grove Dean Park Quakers Hill
Oakhurst Glendenning Doonside

Dean Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dean Park is located 43 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Dean Park takes its name from the Dean family. William 'Lumpy' Dean (1776–1854) received two grants of land of 100 and 50 acres in 1817, and later a third one of 50 acres, beside Eastern Creek.[2] His family owned the Bush Inn on the Western Highway.[3] Dean Park is home to William Dean Public School named in honour of the Convict originally granted the land.

The suburb was originally planned and developed in the early 1980s. Some of the street names are aboriginal in origin such as Yarramundi Drive.[4] It is said[who?] that other street names take on the names of the original site developers, the Hoyle brothers (Nathan, Kenneth and Wayne).

Population[edit]

At the 2016 census, there were 3,227 residents in Dean Park. 58.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 8.6% and India 3.9%. 57.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 5.9%, Arabic 5.3% and Hungarian 3.5%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 36.7%, No Religion 13.3% and Anglican 11.9%. Of occupied private dwellings in Dean Park, 95.9% were separate houses.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable former residents of Dean Park include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dean Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Sharpe 2000: 33
  3. ^ "Dean Park". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Yarramundi". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 January 2007. Edit this at Wikidata

Coordinates: 33°44′00″S 150°51′00″E / 33.7333°S 150.8500°E / -33.7333; 150.8500