Prairiewood, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood
|Population||3,246 (2016 census)|
|Location||34 km (21 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Fairfield|
Prairiewood is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Prairiewood is primarily a residential suburb that is also home to a golf course, Fairfield Showground, schools, a leisure centre and a major shopping centre.
Stockland Wetherill Park is a major shopping centre that is actually located in the north-western corner of Prairiewood. Fairfield Hospital moved to Prairiewood in 1988 from its original location in Fairfield.
Culture and recreation
Fairfield Golf Course is an 18-hole course. Fairfield Showground is home to many cultural celebrations and the Fairfield Markets, which are a common attraction every Saturday morning.
According to the 2016 census, Prairiewood had a population of 3,246. 44.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Iraq 11.0%, Vietnam 7.1% and Italy 3.4%.
The most common ancestries were Assyrian 10.0%, Italian 9.9%, Vietnamese 9.0%, Chinese 7.5% and Australian 7.5%.
The most common responses for religion were Catholic 43.0%, Buddhism 10.4%, No Religion 8.9% and Assyrian Apostolic 8.7%.
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