Emerton, New South Wales

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Emerton
SydneyNew South Wales
EmertonNSWpool.jpg
Emerton Leisure Centre
Emerton is located in New South Wales
Emerton
Emerton
Coordinates33°45′0″S 150°48′10″E / 33.75000°S 150.80278°E / -33.75000; 150.80278Coordinates: 33°45′0″S 150°48′10″E / 33.75000°S 150.80278°E / -33.75000; 150.80278
Population2,252 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,820/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2770
Area0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location46 km (29 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Blacktown
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Chifley
Suburbs around Emerton:
Lethbridge Park Bidwill Blackett
Tregear Emerton Dharruk
Whalan Whalan Whalan

Emerton is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Emerton is located 46 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Emerton is primarily a residential suburb with very limited commercial activity centered on the Emerton Leisure Centre. It is quite close to the suburbs of Mount Druitt, New South Wales and St Marys.

The suburb's boundary is formed to the south and east by Popondetta Road continuing north around the extent of Popondetta Park. To the west, the boundary runs along Halmahera Creek until the creek meets Luxford Road and follows the road south to the intersection with Popondetta Road.[2]

History[edit]

Emerton takes its name from William Frederick Emert, a native of Siglingen, Germany, who arrived in Australia in 1853. In 1861 he became a storekeeper and postmaster in Mount Druitt. Emert also took a leading part in forming the Wesleyan Church in Australia.

Commercial areas[edit]

There are several retail developments adjacent to the intersection of Jersey and Popondetta Roads, surrounding the main shopping centre called 'Emerton Village'. These include an Australia Post post office, supermarket, service station, medical centres, take-away food and a hotel. Banking is limited to retail EFTPOS and automatic teller machines.

Transport[edit]

By road Emerton is adjacent to the Westlink M7 motorway which can provide very easy access to the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway, providing road access to the western sections of the city and eastward to the Sydney CBD. This suburb is linked by several private bus companies to the train stations located at Mount Druitt and St Marys.

Cycleways running through Emerton run from Popondetta Park all the way to Mt Druitt and the M7 cycleway, which in turn connects to the cycleways on the M4 and M2 Motorways.

Housing[edit]

The three most common forms of dwelling were in decreasing order: a separate house; a semi-detached, row/terrace house, or townhouse; a flat, unit or apartment.[1]

Recreation[edit]

Following extensive refurbishment by Blacktown City Council, the Emerton Leisure Centre (formerly Emerton Pool) was reopened in August 2006.[3] In 2017, the centre was renamed the Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre. The leisure centre incorporates both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (including a hydrotherapy pool) and outdoor facilities include a beach volleyball court.

Adjacent is Popondetta Park, which extends between Popondetta Road and Halamahera Creek, from Jersey Road to Bougainville Road. This park incorporates extensive sporting fields for cricket, netball, rugby league and soccer.

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 2,252 people in Emerton.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.8% of the population.
  • 58.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was New Zealand at 6.7%.
  • 64.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Samoan at 5.8%.
  • The most common responses for religion were Catholic 25.5%, No Religion 18.2% and Anglican 14.7%.
  • The median age of people was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.4% of the population
  • The unemployment rate (14.3%) was more than double the national rate of 6.9%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Federal Elections [1]
  Labor 62.92%
  Liberal 27.62%
  Greens 4.34%
  Pauline Hanson's One Nation (NSW Division) 1.45%
  Family First 1.22%
  Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) 1.00%
  Independent (Graham Rand) 0.89%
  Independent (Wayne Hyland) 0.56%
State Elections [2]
  Labor 63%
  Greens 4%
  Liberal 18%
  Christian Democratic Party 7.00%
  AAFI 4%

For federal elections, Emerton is in the safe Labor electoral division of Chifley. This seat is currently held by Ed Husic, of the Labor Party elected in the 2010 elections. He is Australia's first Muslim MP in the Federal Government. The seat has been held continuously by the Australian Labor Party since it was proclaimed in 1984

For NSW state elections, Emerton is mainly in the Electoral district of Londonderry. It is represented by Prue Car of the Labor Party.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ State Election 2007 - Polling Booth Results, courtesy State Electoral Office of NSW. No polling places are located in the suburb of Emerton, results are averaged from adjacent polling places known by the State Electoral Office of NSW as Lethbridge Park (Londonderry), Tregear and Whalan.
  1. ^ Federal Election 2004 - Polling Booth Results for Chifley, courtesy Australian Electoral Commission.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Emerton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 January 2019. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ "Emerton". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  3. ^ Public Relations, Blacktown City Council (2006). "Over 6000 people enjoy the FREE community weekend at the new Emerton Leisure Centre". City of Blacktown. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2006.

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