Edensor Park, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Wat Prayortkeo Dhammayanaram Buddhist temple
|Population||9,772 (2016 census)|
|Location||38 km (24 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Fairfield|
Edensor Park is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Edensor Park is located 38 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. It is mainly a residential area, Edensor Park is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
John Brown Bossley (1810-1872) came to Australia around 1838 and practised as a chemist in Sydney. Bossley built an English styled farmhouse on his land near Clear Paddock Creek. He called the property Edensor, after a village near Chatsworth in Derbyshire, England. This established the name Edensor Park after Edensor House. Edensor Park and its surrounding suburbs was a rural area until the 1970s, when it was developed into a residential settlement. Edensor Park belonged to the Prospect County Council, before its amalgamation into Fairfield City Council.
Edensor Park is served by two primary schools Edensor Park Public School and Governor Philip King Public School and three high schools outside the suburb.
Sport and recreation
Edensor Park has a number of recreation areas including Angle Vale Reserve, Allambie Reserve and Bosnjak Park. It is also home to the Sydney United Sports Centre, home of the Croatian backed football (soccer) team, Sydney United, which was once a member of the now defunct Australian National Soccer League (NSL) and currently plays in the New South Wales Premier League.
Another local sporting team is the CVD Edensor Park Cobras Junior Rugby league Football Club, who play in the Parramatta Junior Rugby League Association and use Bosnjak Park as their home ground. Edensor Park is also home to the Nineveh Club, the first Assyrian social club to be built in Australia. The club was constructed in the early 70s using ancient Assyrian features and is distinguished by two winged bulls at the entrance. Girl guides named after the above mentioned area
Edensor Park residents are culturally diverse, with ethnic backgrounds from the Middle East, Europe and Asia. According to the 2016 Census 46.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Iraq 13.1%, Vietnam 8.4%, Cambodia 2.6%, Italy 2.5% and Croatia 2.1%. The most common ancestries were Vietnamese 10.2%, Italian 9.5%, Assyrian 8.9%, Australian 8.1% and Chinese 7.0%. 30.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 11.8%, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 10.7%, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 6.5%, Arabic 5.3% and Italian 4.7%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 45.8%, Buddhism 14.5%, No Religion 9.0%, Assyrian Church of the East 5.8% and Not stated 4.8%.
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