Hinchinbrook, New South Wales

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Hinchinbrook
SydneyNew South Wales
HinchinbrookNSWchurchSDA.jpg
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Population 10,629 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1986
Postcode(s) 2168
Location 39 km (24 mi) south-west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s) Liverpool
Federal Division(s) Werriwa
Suburbs around Hinchinbrook:
Cecil Park Green Valley Busby
Middleton Grange Hinchinbrook Miller
West Hoxton Hoxton Park Prestons

Hinchinbrook is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hinchinbrook is located 39 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool. It is bordered by Hoxton Park and Green Valley.

The main shopping precinct features the Valley Plaza. Schools include Hoxton Park High School, Hinchinbrook Public School, Good Samaritan Catholic College and James Busby High School.

Hinchinbrook is known for its affordable new family homes. It is also homes to various clubs, such as the Uruguyan Social Sporting Club. Population has boomed as a result of new housing developments. New facilities have been developed to cater for the area, most notably the M7 Motorway.

History[edit]

Hinchinbrook is quite a new suburb, having only been formed in 1986 from what was then the southern part of Green Valley and the northern part of Hoxton Park. Its name comes from Hinchinbrook Creek which runs through the suburb. The creek was named after a property in adjacent Cecil Hills which had belonged to former Supreme Court Judge Barron Field, who in turn had named the property after the English estate of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich.[2][3]

A Hinchinbrook Post Office was open from 1 August 1883 until 1885.[4]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 10,629 residents in Hinchinbrook. About half of people were born outside of Australia, with countries of birth including Fiji (6.5%), Iraq (4.8%), Vietnam (3.9%) and Philippines (3.4%). The majority of people spoke a language other than English at home, with the most common languages spoken being Hindi (8.2%), Arabic (6.8%), Vietnamese (6.5%), Spanish (6.0%) and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (3.5%). The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic (37.2%), Buddhism (9.7%) and Islam (9.7%).[1]

Sport[edit]

Hinchinbrook is home to the Hinchinbrook Hornets Junior Rugby League Club, and compete in the Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hinchinbrook (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 May 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "History of our suburbs: Green Valley". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ "History of our suburbs: Cecil Hills". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

Coordinates: 33°54′54″S 150°52′05″E / 33.915°S 150.868°E / -33.915; 150.868