North Strathfield, New South Wales

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North Strathfield
SydneyNew South Wales
North Strathfield Arnotts 3.JPG
Bakehouse Quarter
North Strathfield is located in New South Wales
North Strathfield
North Strathfield
Coordinates33°51′37″S 151°5′19″E / 33.86028°S 151.08861°E / -33.86028; 151.08861Coordinates: 33°51′37″S 151°5′19″E / 33.86028°S 151.08861°E / -33.86028; 151.08861
Population4,767 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2137
Location15 km (9 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Reid
Suburbs around North Strathfield:
Homebush Bay Liberty Grove Concord West
Homebush Bay North Strathfield Concord
Homebush Strathfield Strathfield

North Strathfield is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Strathfield is located 15 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. Strathfield and Strathfield South are separate suburbs, to the south.

History[edit]

Strathfield was the name of one of the large homes of the local area.[2] A major landmark in the area is Ardill House (or Our Children's Home) in Davidson Avenue, which was built by in 1861 John Bibb for Henry David Bray. It was enlarged circa 1880 and is now on the Register of the National Estate.[3]

North Strathfield was an area of industrial developments. In recent years, the area has been gentrified, with many high density residential developments replacing industrial sites.

Population[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,767 people in North Strathfield. 41.9% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 11.6%, South Korea 7.7% and India 6.2%. 40.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 11.7%, Korean 8.9%, Cantonese 5.7%, Italian 3.5% and Hindi 2.4%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 28.9% and Catholic 26.7%.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

North Strathfield has residential, commercial and industrial developments. A small group of restaurants and cafes is located opposite the North Strathfield railway station. More commercial developments can be found on nearby Concord Road. The site of the former Arnott’s Biscuits factory in George Street has been redeveloped as the 'Bakehouse Quarter' and feature office space, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and shops. Aldi, Fitness First and Outback Steakhouse are major tenants here. The head office and main call centre of NRMA Motoring and Services is also located in the former factory.

Transport[edit]

North Strathfield railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.

Schools[edit]

Strathfield North Public School is located on Concord Road. The McDonald College is a performing arts school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Strathfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon (Angus and Robertson) 1990, p.246
  3. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/23