Denistone West, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°48′03″S 151°05′11″E / 33.80085°S 151.08648°E / -33.80085; 151.08648
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Denistone West
SydneyNew South Wales
West Denistone Park.JPG
West Denistone Park
Denistone West is located in Sydney
Denistone West
Denistone West
Coordinates33°48′03″S 151°05′11″E / 33.80085°S 151.08648°E / -33.80085; 151.08648
Population933 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Established5 February 1999[2]
Elevation62 m (203 ft)
Area0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)[3]
Location16 km (10 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Ryde
State electorate(s)Ryde
Federal division(s)Bennelong
Suburbs around Denistone West:
Eastwood Eastwood Eastwood
West Ryde Denistone West Denistone
West Ryde West Ryde West Ryde

Denistone West is a suburb in Northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Denistone West is located 16 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Ryde. Denistone and Denistone East are separate suburbs; Denistone West was gazetted as a suburb in its own right on 5 February 1999.[4]


Denistone West has several parks, including West Denistone Park, Lynn Park, Rutherford Park and Hibble Park. West Denistone Park was featured briefly in an episode of Season 43 of Play School on the ABC.


Denistone railway station is situated in the suburb of Denistone, the station does not have disabled access. Denistone West is serviced by one Busways routes, 544, which connect to Eastwood, Auburn and Macquarie Park.

At the 2011 census, 18.5% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 66.2% by motor vehicle.[5]


The commercial and retail hub of Denistone West is the West Denistone Shopping Centre. Major tenants include a vet & a hairdresser. An Australia Post post box is installed nearby the centre.[6] The shopping area also includes a small car park.


At the 2016 census, Denistone West had a population of 933 people.[7]

Age distribution[edit]

The distribution of ages in Denistone West was reasonably similar to the country as a whole. The median age was 39 years, compared to the national median of 38. Children aged under 15 years made up 22.8% of the population (the national average is 18.7%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.2% of the population (the national average is 15.8%).

Ethnic diversity[edit]

61.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was China at 11.9%. 56.9% of residents only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 12.8%.


The most common responses for religion were Catholic 29.4%, No Religion 26.2% and Anglican 13.8%.


The median weekly household income in Denistone West was $2,128, compared to the national median of $1,438. .


The great majority (82.5%) of private dwellings in Denistone West were family households. Stand-alone houses accounted for 97.9% of dwellings. The average household size was 3.1 people.


Two free newspapers are home delivered weekly, the Northern District Times and The Weekly Times.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Denistone West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Geographical Names Register Extract". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Denistone West (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Geographical Names Register Extract". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Denistone West (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs (2nd Edition), Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 2011, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 83
  7. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Denistone West". Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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