Regents Park, New South Wales
Alternate uses: Regents Park (disambiguation)
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||4,926 (2016 census)|
|Location||22 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|Regents Park within the City of Canterbury-Bankstown|
Regents Park is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Regents Park is located 22 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Cumberland Council and City of Canterbury-Bankstown.
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The area was originally part of a land grant to Joseph Hyde Potts and the first subdivision was made in 1880. When the school opened in 1899 it was known as Potts Hill School, but became Sefton Park School in 1907 when this area became known as Sefton Park. In 1929 it was changed to Regent Park School. The railway station opened in 1914 as Regents Park but the site was changed in 1924 when the line connected Lidcombe to Bankstown.
- Regents Park Public School
- Karningul School
- Trinity Catholic College
- St Peter Chanel Primary School
- Regents Park Christian School
The Regents Park Saints Football Club are a junior football club that plays in the Granville & District Soccer Football Association. The club's colours are maroon and gold, and their home ground is Princes Park.
Local Government Area
The heritage-listed system of triple main water pipelines connecting Pipehead in Guildford with Potts Hill Reservoir (also known locally as 'The Pipelines') is the demarcation line between Cumberland and Canterbury-Bankstown Councils. While the majority of the suburb falls within the local government area of Cumberland Council, the part of the suburb which lies south-west of the Pipehead-Potts Hill pipelines falls within the City of Canterbury-Bankstown. Regents Park is in the federal electoral division of Blaxland, currently held by Jason Clare, of the Australian Labor Party.
Data from the 2016 census reveals that Regents Park has a population of 4,926. Of this population:
- 50.1% are male and 49.9% are female, with the median age being 35.
- The top responses for ancestry were Chinese (20.5%), English (8.8%), Australian (8.3%), Lebanese (7.4%) and Vietnamese (6.5%).
- The top responses for country of birth other than Australia (41.8%), were Vietnam (8.8%), China (8.7%), Lebanon (3.5%), Pakistan (2.4%) and India (2.3%).
- 25.7% of people only speak English at home, with 71.2% of people speaking a non-English language at home. The top responses for non-English languages spoken at home were Arabic (12.9%), Cantonese (10.3%), Mandarin (8.7%), Vietnamese (7.1%) and Urdu (2.6%).
- Regarding religious affiliation, the top responses were Islam (20.6%), Catholic (20.1%), No Religion (16.3%) and Buddhism (10.1%).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Regents Park (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 221
- "Regents Park | Auburn NSW 2144 | Regents Park Football Club". Regents Park | Auburn NSW 2144 | Regents Park Football Club. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
- "Feliks Skrzynecki Poem by Peter Skrzynecki - Poem Hunter". PoemHunter.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
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