Erskine Park, New South Wales

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Erskine Park
SydneyNew South Wales
ErskineParkNSWshops.jpg
Erskine Park Shopping Centre
Population 6,436 (2016 census)[1]
Established 1981
Postcode(s) 2759
Location 42 km (26 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Penrith
State electorate(s) Mulgoa
Federal Division(s) McMahon
Suburbs around Erskine Park:
St Clair Colyton Minchinbury
St Clair Erskine Park Eastern Creek
Orchard Hills Kemps Creek Horsley Park

Erskine Park is a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Erskine Park is located 42 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Erskine Park is a growing, predominately residential suburb with some industrial developments. The suburb has a high school, primary school and some local shops.

History[edit]

Erskine Park is named after James Erskine, Lieutenant Governor to Lachlan Macquarie, who was granted land in this area in the early days of the colony. James Erskine Public School The local school, is named in his honour. .[2]

Population[edit]

At the 2016 census, there were 6,436 residents in Erskine Park.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.
  • This suburb has a younger population than average, with a median age of 34 and 19.3% of people aged 14 years or under.
  • The most common ancestries in Erskine Park were Australian 25.0%, English 21.9%, Irish 5.9%, Scottish 4.7% and Filipino 4.3%.
  • 72.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Philippines 4.2%, England 2.3% and New Zealand 1.7%.
  • 75.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 2.6% and Tagalog 2.4%,
  • The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 39.0%, No Religion 19.0% and Anglican 16.3%.
  • Top industries of employment included Road Freight Transport 3.5%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.2%, Takeaway Food Services 3.1& and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.0%. .
  • The median weekly household income was $2,104 and this was higher than the national median of $1,438.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

The local shopping centre features a supermarket, hairdressers, butcher, bakery, pharmacy, a popular family bistro named Blue's Brews & BBQ's and an Aldi. There was a newsagent in the main shopping centre until late 2017

An industrial area on the southern outskirts is known as the Erskine Business Park. It contains warehouses for DHL Supply Chain, Sony DADC, BlueScope Steel, Koorong Bookstore, Hasbro, Ceva and a Woolworths Liquor distribution centre. There is a large park located near the industrial area along the main road. There is a footpath that accommodates pedestrians and bike riders and there is a basketball/netball court.

Transport[edit]

Erskine Park is located near the junction of the M4 Western Motorway and Westlink M7 Motorway. There is a link road proposed from the Business Park to the Westlink M7.

Schools and churches[edit]

Recreation[edit]

A bike track runs from Erskine Park Road to Bennett Road in St Clair. A natural bush area in Erskine Park is used for both biking and camping.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Usman Khawaja (Current Australian cricketer) - Attended James Erskine Public School.
  • Steve Turner (Former NRL player) - Attended James Erskine Public School.
  • Paige Hadley (Current Australian netballer) - Attended James Erskine Public School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Erskine Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 April 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 101

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°48′48″S 150°48′05″E / 33.81323°S 150.80143°E / -33.81323; 150.80143