Kings Langley, New South Wales

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Kings Langley
SydneyNew South Wales
ColesKingsLangley.jpg
Kings Langley Shopping Centre
Population9,353 (2016 census)[1]
Established1976
Postcode(s)2147
Elevation59 m (194 ft)
Location33 km (21 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Blacktown
State electorate(s)Seven Hills
Federal division(s)Greenway
Suburbs around Kings Langley:
Acacia Gardens Glenwood Bella Vista
Kings Park Kings Langley Bella Vista
Blacktown Lalor Park Seven Hills

Kings Langley is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kings Langley is located 28.3 kilometres north-west in a straight line from the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Blacktown City council. It is considered to be part of the Hills District.

The suburb extends from the south-west of Vardys Road and Sunnyholt Road, with the north-east adjacent the Glenwood, Bella Vista and Baulkham Hills areas.

Homely, a real estate website, gave an overall score of 9.4/10 and ranked it the 14th-best suburb in Sydney.[2]

History[edit]

Early settler Matthew Pearce (1762-1831) called his 160-acre (65 ha) land grant after Kings Langley Manor House in Hertfordshire, England, where he was said to have been born. Pearce’s grant was situated on the opposite side of the Old Windsor Road to the present day suburb of Kings Langley. A housing scheme used the name in the 1970s. It was recognised as a "neighbourhood" in 1976 and classified as a suburb in 1987.[3]

Transport[edit]

Kings Langley is well served by public transport, including Hillsbus routes 661, 706, 715, 705 and Busways routes 743 and 718. Those bus routes connect it with the larger suburbs of Blacktown, Castle Hill, Seven Hills, Westmead and Parramatta.

The suburb is served by Joseph Banks and Troubadour bus stations on the North-West T-way, providing connections to North Sydney (602X), Sydney CBD (607X, 607N), Rouse Hill (663, 664, 665), Castle Hill (662), Norwest (664) and Parramatta (660-665) as well as James Cook station on the Blacktown- Parklea T-way, providing services to Blacktown (730-735), Castle Hill (730), Rouse Hill (731, 735) and Schofields (734).

Kings Langley is 10 minutes away from Seven Hills and Marayong Sydney Trains stations, and also 10 minutes away from Bella Vista and Norwest Metro Trains Sydney stations.

A trip to the Sydney CBD in the off-peak can take in 27 minutes via the M2 Hills Motorway. Access to Western Sydney was improved by the opening of the Westlink M7 in December 2005.

Services[edit]

Kings Langley Area

Kings Langley has two shopping centres. Kings Langley Shopping Centre is located on James Cook Drive and includes both a Coles and a Woolworths Supermarket, as well as many specialty stores. the smaller Solander Centre has a convenience store, Speedway petrol station and several specialty stores. Kings Langley is close to both Blacktown Hospital and the Norwest Private Hospital.

Education[edit]

Parks are an integral feature of Kings Langley

Kings Langley is served by several government schools. Two primary schools are located in the suburb: Vardys Road Primary School on Vardys Road (established in 1959)[4] and Kings Langley Public School (established in 1981)[5] on Isaac Smith Parade. There is no high school in Kings Langley, but the suburb falls in the catchment area for Blacktown Boys High School, Blacktown Girls High School and Seven Hills High School. Many parents in Kings Langley choose to have their children educated in nearby Baulkham Hills at Crestwood High School and Model Farms High School.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 9,353 people in Kings Langley.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.
  • 71.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, India 2.3%, China 1.7% and New Zealand 1.6%.
  • 76.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.1%, Italian 1.4%, Cantonese 1.2%, Arabic 1.2% and Spanish 1.1%.
  • The most common responses for religion were Catholic 32.1%, No Religion 20.4% and Anglican 17.8%,.
  • Unemployment in the 2016 census was recorded at 4.2%.
  • Median family income was $2,258 per week compared to the Australian median of $1,734.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kings Langley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Kings Langley". Homely. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Kings Langley". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "School History". Vardy's Road Public School. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  5. ^ "School History". www.kingslangleyps.com.au. Kings Langley Public School. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

Coordinates: 33°45′S 150°55′E / 33.75°S 150.92°E / -33.75; 150.92