Greenfield Park, New South Wales

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Greenfield Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Sainthurmizdcathedral.jpg
The largest Assyrian church in Australia, St Hurmizd Cathedral.
Population 5,092 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2176
Location 36 km (22 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Fairfield
State electorate(s) Cabramatta
Federal Division(s) Fowler
Suburbs around Greenfield Park:
Bossley Park Bossley Park Prairiewood
Edensor Park Greenfield Park Wakeley
Edensor Park Bonnyrigg St Johns Park

Greenfield Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Greenfield Park is located 36 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. The suburb has one of the most highest proportion of Assyrian speakers in the Sydney area.[2]

History[edit]

Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the Fairfield area for over 30,000 years. White settlement began in the Fairfield area in the early 19th century. Greenfield Park was named after a major road that cuts through the Council Ward of St Johns. It officially became a suburb on 3 August 1979.[3]

Churches[edit]

Greenfield Park is home to St Hurmizd Cathedral, Australia's largest Assyrian church.[4]

Commercial area[edit]

Greenfield Park is home to a small local shopping centre. Believed to be SME in size (Small medium enterprise).

Schools[edit]

Greenfield Park is home to St. Johns Park High School, and St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School.[5]

Population[edit]

At the 2016 census, there were 5,092 residents in Greenfield Park. 41.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Iraq (19.1%), Vietnam (9.7%), Syria (3.8%), Cambodia (2.7%) and the Philippines (1.7%).

The top ancestries were Assyrian (19.6%), Vietnamese (11.5%), Chinese (9.2%), Australian (6.7%) and English (5.5%).

The majority of people spoke a language other than English at home. Other languages spoken included Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (23.0%), Vietnamese (13.5%), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (6.8%), Arabic (5.5%) and Spanish (3.9%).

The top religious affiliations were Catholicism 35.7%, Assyrian Church of the East (16.3%), Buddhism (17.7%), No religion (9.3%) and Unstated (5.1%).

Transport[edit]

The T-way bus route opened in 2003 and passes through Greenfield Park. Also, a number of Transit Systems Sydney buses pass through Greenfield Park or nearby suburbs. Notably, the 804 links residents of Greenfield Park to both the Liverpool and Parramatta commercial areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Greenfield Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Greenfield Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 May 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Whitlam Library, Local Studies Collection, Cabramatta
  4. ^ Assyrian Church of the East - Home
  5. ^ Fairfield City Council

Coordinates: 33°52′36″S 150°53′17″E / 33.87676°S 150.88819°E / -33.87676; 150.88819