Glendenning, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Tongan Wesleyan Church in Glendenning
Population5,131 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation44 m (144 ft)
Location44 km (27 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Blacktown
State electorate(s)Mount Druitt
Federal division(s)Chifley
Suburbs around Glenddenning:
Colebee Dean Park Quakers Hill
Oakhurst Glenddenning Doonside
Plumpton Rooty Hill Doonside

Glendenning is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glendenning is located 44 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.


Glendenning was officially declared a suburb in 1987. It is named after William Glendenning, a Plumpton butcher who, in the early 1900s, had a slaughteryard in Lamb Street in what is now Glendenning.[2] William Scott Glendinning was the son of James Glendinning and Agnes Scott. He was born in Glasgow Scotland on 17 December 1864. His surname on his birth registration is Glendinning.


The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga on the corner of Glendenning Road and Lamb Street was officially opened in October 2008 by George Tupou V, the King of Tonga.[3] Bus operator Busways has a depot at 150 Glendenning Road.


Glendenning had 5,131 residents in the 2016 census. The area could be characterised as classic mortgage belt with 59.7% of homes being purchased, almost double the national average. The median housing loan repayment of $2,000 per month was higher than average but so too was the median household income of $1,906 per week. The number of couples with children (64.2%) was well above average and the median age of residents (31) was well below the national median. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population. 52.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Philippines 12.7%, India 11.4%, Fiji 2.9% and New Zealand 2.0%. 48.6% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 9.4%, Tagalog 8.6%, Hindi 5.3%, Filipino 3.4% and Arabic 2.3%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 34.0%, No Religion 11.3%, Hinduism 9.6%, Sikhism 8.7% and Anglican 8.6%.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glendenning (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Glendenning". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2009. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Rooty Hill fit for a king". Sydney Morning Herald. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  4. ^ Sydney teen Marlisa Punzalan wins X Factor 2014, says all her dreams have come true, The Daily Telegraph, 21 October 2014

Coordinates: 33°44′56″S 150°51′04″E / 33.749°S 150.851°E / -33.749; 150.851

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