Edgeworth, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Population6,207 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density913/km2 (2,364/sq mi)
Area6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Location18 km (11 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s)City of Lake Macquarie
State electorate(s)Cessnock
Federal Division(s)Hunter
Suburbs around Edgeworth:
Holmesville Cameron Park Elermore Vale
Barnsley Edgeworth Glendale
Teralba West Wallsend Argenton

Edgeworth is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area in New South Wales, Australia, located 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district.

Edgeworth was originally known as Cocked Hat Creek until 1885 where it was referred to as Young Wallsend. In December 1960 Young Wallsend adopted its present name in honour of the geologist Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David who, arriving in NSW in 1882, pioneered geological surveying of the coal seams in the Hunter Valley.

Edgeworth has a minor shopping centre with a Coles supermarket, a bowling club, three schools, an aged care facility, McDonald's Restaurant, a pub, and its own junior and senior soccer clubs, the Edgeworth Eagles, and Sugar Valley Netball Club, being open to all ages.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Edgeworth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

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Coordinates: 32°54′54″S 151°37′05″E / 32.915°S 151.618°E / -32.915; 151.618