Denistone West, New South Wales

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Denistone West
SydneyNew South Wales
West Denistone Park.JPG
West Denistone Park
Population 911 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Established 5 February 1999[2]
Postcode(s) 2114
Area 0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)[3]
Location 16 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 Marsfield
West Ryde Denistone West Denistone
West Ryde West Ryde West Ryde

Denistone West is a suburb in the Northern Suburbs of 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 several Sydney Buses routes, the 543 and 544, which connect to West Ryde, 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.[1]


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.[5] The shopping area also includes a small car park.


At the 2011 census, the suburb of Denistone West had a population of 911 people.[1]

Age distribution[edit]

The distribution of ages in Denistone West was reasonably similar to the country as a whole. Denistone West residents' median age was 39 years, compared to the national median of 37. Children aged under 15 years made up 21.9% of the population (national average is 19.3%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.7% of the population (national average is 14.0%).

Ethnic diversity[edit]

About two-thirds (64.7%) of Denistone West residents were born in Australia; the next most common countries of birth were China 5.5%, South Korea 3.3%, England 2.6%, Hong Kong 2.4% and India 1.9%. Similarly, 65.8% of people spoke English at home; other languages included Cantonese 6.4%, Mandarin 6.2%, Korean 3.9%, Arabic 1.8% and Tamil 1.5%.


The median weekly household income in Denistone West was $1,790, compared to the national median of $1,234.


The great majority (84.5%) of private dwellings in Denistone West were family households; another 13.8% were single person households and 1.7% were group households. Stand-alone houses accounted for 98.3% of dwellings, and the few remaining were classified as semi-detached (row or terrace houses, townhouses, etc.). The average household size was 3.1 people.


The suburb is located in the federal division of Bennelong and the state electorate of Ryde. The current member for Bennelong is John Alexander.


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


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Denistone West (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Geographical Names Register Extract". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Denistone West (State Suburb)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Geographical Names Register Extract". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  5. ^ 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

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Coordinates: 33°48′03″S 151°05′11″E / 33.80085°S 151.08648°E / -33.80085; 151.08648