North Willoughby, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Willoughby Hotel, Penshurst Street
|Population||4,172 (2016 census)|
|Location||9 km (6 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Willoughby|
|Federal Division(s)||North Sydney|
North Willoughby is a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 9 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Willoughby. Willoughby and Willoughby East are separate suburbs.
North Willoughby Post Office opened on 1 September 1871 and closed in 1891.
A small group of shops and cafes is located on Penshurst Street and includes the Willoughby Hotel, a local landmark building. The hotel was established in 1899 and was described as "one of the finest buildings in the northern suburbs". It was almost demolished in 1940, but survived and had a major restoration in 1988.
Another landmark is Rosewall, a two-storey home in the Georgian style, made of sandstone. It was built in the 1880s for the Forsyth family, who ran tanneries in the area. The nearby Rosewall and Forsyth Streets are named after the house and family.
The High Street Markets in High Street include various local shops including Harris Farm Markets, cafes, takeaway food and restaurants.
In the 2016 Census, there were 4,172 people in North Willoughby. 58.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 5.4%, England 3.5% and Hong Kong 2.5%. 64.6% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 6.3%, Cantonese 5.1% and Armenian 2.5%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 30.4%, Catholic 30.0% and Anglican 12.8%.
St John's Anglican Church
St Thomas' Church
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Willoughby (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- Willoughby Hotel site
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