Glossodia, New South Wales

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Glossodia
New South Wales
Population2,828 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2756
Location68 km (42 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Hawkesbury
State electorate(s)Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s)Macquarie
Suburbs around Glossodia:
East Kurrajong and Tennyson East Kurrajong East Kurrajong and Wilberforce
Tennyson Glossodia Wilberforce
North Richmond Freemans Reach Freemans Reach and Wilberforce

Glossodia is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glossodia is located 68 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury.

History[edit]

Glossodia was formerly known as "Currency Creek" and its name was changed in 1922. The name Glossodia originates from a small genus of mostly purple orchids from Australia, which grow in the area.[2]

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census, there were 2,828 residents in Glossodia. 86.9% of people were born in Australia and 91.7% of people spoke only English at home. The most common ancestries were Australian 33.5%, English 30.1%, Scottish 6.4%, Irish 6.3% and Maltese 5.9%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 29.5%, Anglican 29.0 and No Religion 24.6%.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

The suburb is home to Glossodia Public School. The area includes a day care centre, shops, and soccer fields, all within walking distance of the school. It is also the location of the Sydney Guide Dog Centre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glossodia (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2019. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.</
  2. ^ Nichols, Michelle (2004). Pictorial History Hawkesbury. Kingsclear Books. p. 40.
  3. ^ "Guide Dogs Centre | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT". Guidedogs.com.au. Retrieved 17 May 2012.

Coordinates: 33°32′04″S 150°46′56″E / 33.53432°S 150.78231°E / -33.53432; 150.78231