Londonderry, New South Wales

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Londonderry
SydneyNew South Wales
Londonderry is located in New South Wales
Londonderry
Londonderry
Coordinates33°38′55″S 150°44′8″E / 33.64861°S 150.73556°E / -33.64861; 150.73556Coordinates: 33°38′55″S 150°44′8″E / 33.64861°S 150.73556°E / -33.64861; 150.73556
Population3,906 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2753
Location60 km (37 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Penrith
State electorate(s)Londonderry
Federal Division(s)Lindsay
Suburbs around Londonderry:
Agnes Banks Richmond Bligh Park
Agnes Banks Londonderry Berkshire Park
Castlereagh Cranebrook Llandilo

Londonderry is a suburb of 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 and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Londonderry takes its name from the 1831 grant of 12 hectares (30 acres) to Thomas Kendall.

Its Post Office opened on 1 February 1935.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

Londonderry has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,906 people in Londonderry.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.
  • 78.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was Malta at 2.6%.
  • 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%.[1]

Geography[edit]

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.

Commercial area[edit]

Londonderry village in the centre of the suburb is a vital community connection point for local residents in the area. Amenities include shops, service stations, a post office, a community hall, Londonderry Public School and the Londonderry Rural Fire Brigade station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Londonderry (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 June 2018. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Fossil Collection". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00971. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Petrology Collection". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00973. Retrieved 18 May 2018.