Dundas, New South Wales

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Dundas
SydneyNew South Wales
Ponds Creek Rock Feature.JPG
The Ponds Creek, Dundas
Population 4,740 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 3,650/km2 (9,400/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2117
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 21 km (13 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Parramatta
State electorate(s) Parramatta
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Dundas:
Oatlands Telopea Dundas Valley
North Parramatta Dundas Eastwood
Rydalmere Rydalmere Ermington

Dundas is a suburb of the Northern Suburbs District in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Dundas is located 21 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and the electoral division of Bennelong. Dundas is a leafy green suburb, notably due to its centrepiece The Ponds Walk, which follows the Ponds Subiaco Creek.

History[edit]

Dundas and surrounding areas were originally known as "The Ponds", a name still reflected in The Ponds Creek. The first private land grants in Sydney made in 1791 were in what is now North East Dundas and adjoining Dundas Valley and Ermington.

The name Dundas was first used in the area in 1799, named for the Dundas family of Scotland. There are over 100 places named in their honour, mostly in parts of the former British Empire.[2]

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census, there were 4,740 residents in Dundas. 48.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China 12.0% and South Korea 6.5%. 46.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 13.2%, Korean 8.0%, Cantonese 7.4% and Arabic 2.6%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 27.4% and Catholic 25.0%. The majority of households were families (77.8%) and there were also single person households (18.6%).[1]

Transport[edit]

Dundas railway station is on the Carlingford line of the Sydney Trains network. The station is located on Station Street, connects to Kissing Point Road by footpath. State Transit routes that pass through Dundas include the 545, a Parramatta to Chatswood service via Kissing Point Road, the 521, a Parramatta to Eastwood service via Park Road, and the 550, a Chatswood to Parramatta service via Kissing Point Road.

Schools[edit]

  • St Patrick's Marist College Dundas, located on Kirby Street, is a Catholic secondary school and plays host to the Shamrocks Dundas JRLFC Football Club.
  • Dundas Public School is located on Kissing Point Road, opposite Calder Road.

Churches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dundas (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 August 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Dundas". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Ortega, Tony (2012-02-14). "Scientology's Shocking Treatment of Children Held in a Suburban Labor Camp". Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 

Coordinates: 33°48′15″S 151°02′06″E / 33.80404°S 151.03510°E / -33.80404; 151.03510