Eastgardens, New South Wales

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Eastgardens
SydneyNew South Wales
Hillsdale from Eastgardens.jpg
Eastgardens looking towards Hillsdale
Eastgardens is located in New South Wales
Eastgardens
Eastgardens
Coordinates33°56′46″S 151°13′30″E / 33.94611°S 151.22500°E / -33.94611; 151.22500Coordinates: 33°56′46″S 151°13′30″E / 33.94611°S 151.22500°E / -33.94611; 151.22500
Population860 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density7,630/km2 (19,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2036
Area0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location9 km (6 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Bayside Council
State electorate(s)Maroubra
Federal Division(s)Kingsford Smith
Suburbs around Eastgardens:
Eastlakes Daceyville Kingsford
Pagewood Eastgardens Maroubra
Banksmeadow Hillsdale Maroubra

Eastgardens is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Eastgardens is located 9 km south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Bayside Council.

It has a large shopping centre, Westfield Eastgardens at the corner of Wentworth Avenue and Bunnerong Road.

Eastgardens is surrounded by the suburbs of Pagewood, Maroubra, Hillsdale and Banksmeadow.

History[edit]

Eastgardens was originally a part of the suburbs of Pagewood and Hillsdale. The suburb took its name from the Westfield Eastgardens shopping centre in Wentworth Avenue which opened in 1987. The site was originally government owned land [2] which was used as a bus depot and also leased to General Motors Holden car manufacturing plant.[3]

Population[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 860 people in Eastgardens. 56.3% of people were born in Australia and 52.9% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 38.3% and No Religion 18.3%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Eastgardens (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 January 2019. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ State deal in ACT costs 'thousands' The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 October 1982
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8