Londonderry, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||3,906 (2016 census)|
|Location||60 km (37 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Penrith|
Londonderry is a suburb of Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 60 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith.
Londonderry takes its name from the 1831 grant of 12 hectares (30 acres) to Thomas Kendall.
Its post office opened on 1 February 1935.
Londonderry has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,906 people in Londonderry.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.8% of the population.
- 78.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was Malta at 1%.
- 82.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Maltese at 3.8%.
- The most common responses for religion were Catholic 38.2%, Anglican 21.0% and No Religion 17.3%.
Londonderry is located in the northernmost part of the City of Penrith with the Driftway forming the boundary with the Hawkesbury City Council area. The Northern Road divides Londonderry from Berkshire Park while Cranebrook and Agnes Banks are its boundaries on its southern and western sides. Londonderry is a rural area and much of it still crown land. Because of its closeness to Richmond and distance from Penrith, the suburb has always had stronger links with Richmond than with Penrith.
Londonderry village in the centre of the suburb is a vital community connection point for local residents in the area. Amenities include shops, cafes, service stations, a post office, a community hall and neighbourhood centre, Londonderry Public School and the Londonderry Rural Fire Brigade station.
Sports and Recreation
Londonderry Park in the town centre is the home of the Londonderry Greys Rugby League Football Club which participates in the Penrith Junior Rugby League competition and the Londonderry Netball Club. The Richmond Race Club on Londonderry Road, Londonderry is a major greyhound racing facility and a number of greyhound trainers and owners reside locally. The Londonderry Pony Club has its grounds also on Londonderry Road in Londonderry.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Londonderry (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 June 2018. Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Fossil Collection". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00971. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Petrology Collection". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00973. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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