Denham Court, New South Wales

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Denham Court
SydneyNew South Wales
DenhamCourtNSWchurch.jpg
Denham Court Anglican Church
Population 1,590 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2565
Location 44 km (27 mi) SW of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Macquarie Fields
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Denham Court:
Leppington Edmondson Park Ingleburn
Leppington Denham Court Bardia
Leppington Varroville St Andrews

Denham Court is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia located 44 kilometres (27 mi) south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Campbelltown and City of Liverpool. It is part of the Macarthur region.

The suburb is one of the most affluent in south-west Sydney, with the median property price standing at $1.60 million in January 2015, over three times higher than the median of properties in surrounding suburbs.[2] The median income also stands noticeably above the average of surrounding suburbs at over $1,900 per week, while the median of surrounding areas stands at $900 per week.[3] The area is most well known for its luxurious properties, including a colonial era compound from which the suburbs takes its name [4]

History[edit]

Denham Court was named after the 500 acres (200 ha) land grant of Richard Atkins, in 1810. Gowan Place honours Gowan Flora Macdonald, while McCormack Place notes an early family in the district. Streets of Denham Court which are actually located in Liverpool Council area, such as Springmead Drive, Culverston Avenue and Pembury Close recall the names of early farms, while Cubitt Drive and Cassidy Street note pioneer land-holders such as William Cassidy and Daniel Cubitt.[5]

Denham Court Post Office opened on 1 May 1862 and closed in 1882.[6]

Housing[edit]

Denham Court is one of the more affluent suburbs in south western Sydney. It is sometimes referred to[by whom?] as 'the south-western millionaires' row', in reference to the row of mansions along Denham Court Road, where a prominent ridge allows views all the way to Sydney. In 2012, recent sales in suburb have ranged from A$1 million to offerings of up to A$6 million for a luxurious compound.[7]

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Denham Court had a population of 1,590 people. The majority of families in the suburb were couples with children (56.9%) and the median age was 39. The median household income was $1,946 per week compared to a national figure of $1,234. The most common ancestries in Denham Court were English 21.7%, Australian 18.0%, Italian 13.9%, Irish 4.7% and Scottish 4.3%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 37.0%, Jehovah's Witnesses 19.9% and Anglican 13.8%.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • John Hopkinson - owner of Hopkinsons Transport[8]
  • John Marsden - solicitor (deceased, 2006)
  • Jim Masterton - owner of Masterton Homes[8]
  • Andrew Suber - businessman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Denham Court (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ https://www.realestate.com.au/neighbourhoods/denham%20court-2565-nsw
  3. ^ http://campbelltown.localstats.com.au/demographics/nsw/sydney/macarthur-camden/campbelltown
  4. ^ http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/HistoryofDenhamCourt
  5. ^ McGill, Jeff; Fowler, Verlie; Richardson, Keith (1995). Campbelltown's Streets and Suburbs - How and why they got their names. Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society. 
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Gerrity, Kyle (3 July 2012). "Cult Compound in Denham Court for $6m+". Radical Terrace. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Getting Around Denham Court". poidb.com. POIDB. 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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