Prairiewood, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood
Population3,246 (2016 census)[1]
Location34 km (21 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Fairfield
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Prairiewood:
Bossley Park Wetherill Park Smithfield West/Smithfield
Bossley Park Prairiewood Fairfield West
Greenfield Park St Johns Park Wakeley

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.


Prairiewood was once a part of Wetherill Park. The area was subdivided and developed in the 1970s as Prairiewood Estate. It later became a suburb and took on the name of the estate.[2]

Commercial areas[edit]

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[edit]

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%.

28.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese (11.0%), Assyrian (10.9%), Arabic (7.1%), Spanish (6.2%), Arabic (6.2%) and Italian (5.0%).

The most common responses for religion were Catholic 43.0%, Buddhism 10.4%, No Religion 8.9% and Assyrian Apostolic 8.7%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Prairiewood (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 209

Coordinates: 33°51′40″S 150°54′17″E / 33.86111°S 150.90472°E / -33.86111; 150.90472