Sefton, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Carlingford Street, Sefton
|Population||5,808 (2016 census)|
|Location||23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|Sefton within the Canterbury-Bankstown Council area|
Sefton, a suburb of the Canterbury-Bankstown Council local government area, is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the Western Sydney region. Sefton shares the postcode of 2162 with the neighbouring suburb of Chester Hill.
The name Sefton was taken from Sefton in Merseyside, England. James Wood gave the name 'Sefton Park' to the 340 acres (1.4 km2) of land granted to him in 1839. Prior to subdivision, Sefton was an area of market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. It was the birthplace of property group Stockland in 1952, when founder Ervin Graf undertook a development project of 19 houses in the suburb.
Transport and commercial area
Sefton railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network. There is a small shopping centre clustered around the railway station including Sefton Growers Market, Sefton Newsagency and a Thai/Australian bistro adjacent to the newsagency.
Sefton Infants School is a small public school catering for years Kindergarten to Year 2 and also includes a pre-school. Sefton High School is a co-educational, partially selective, high school with just over 1000 students. Sefton's selective-school section operates from years 7-10 and years 11-12 are integrated into the community section of the school. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School is a co-educational primary school catering from Kindergarten to Year 6 and is adjacent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
Sport and recreation
A number of sporting facilities are located around Sefton. This includes Jensen Oval and Sefton Golf Course. Sefton Golf Course  is a council-owned 18-hole par-3 course on 15.6 hectares and is open all year round.
In the 2016 Census, there were 5,808 people in Sefton. 48.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 14.0%, Lebanon 6.8% and China 5.0%. 28.5% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 19.9%, Vietnamese 17.8%, Cantonese 5.9% and Mandarin 4.2%. The most common responses for religion were Islam 25.8%, Catholic 20.6%, No Religion 15.3% and Buddhism 13.8%.
In 2008, it was a filming location for the international, award-winning and critically acclaimed television drama series East West 101.
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