Wyoming, New South Wales
Central Coast, New South Wales
|Population||10,134 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,987/km2 (5,150/sq mi)|
|Area||5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) NE of Gosford|
|LGA(s)||Central Coast Council|
|State electorate(s)||The Entrance|
Wyoming is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located 4 kilometres (2 mi) northeast of Gosford's central business district. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.
In 1824 Frederick Augustus Hely (1794–1836) purchased 1,340 acres (5.42 km2) of land adjacent to Narara Reserve. Hely named the land after the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, made famous by the 1809 poem Gertrude of Wyoming by Thomas Campbell. The state of Wyoming in the western United States of America, named many years later than the Central Coast town, is also named after the poem.
Hely was the Principal Superintendent of Convicts. He was born in Ireland and died in Sydney. He died before the house he was planning to build at Wyoming was completed. His mausoleum lies beside the Pacific Highway at Wyoming, close to the family home which was built by his widow. The grave was designed by architect John Verge and was recently restored after falling into disrepair.
Wyoming is a predominately residential suburb. The first building was the local pub which was built by convicts in 1854 and still exists today. Wyoming also has a medical centre, three primary schools, the Wyoming Shopping Village, and a number of fast-food outlets, petrol stations and other shops. Wyoming is home to the football (soccer) club Wyoming Tigers.
Many residential streets in the suburb are bordered by temperate-subtropical rainforest, with interesting bushwalking opportunities.
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 10,134 people in Wyoming.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.
- 75.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 2.3% and Philippines 1.0%.
- 85.1% of people only spoke English at home.
- The most common responses for religion were No Religion 28.7%, Catholic 20.7% and Anglican 19.1%.
Wyoming Shopping Village
Wyoming Shopping Village is a neighbourhood shopping complex in the suburb, catering for the needs of the residents, and houses a Coles supermarket. The complex was rebuilt in 2004, with all stores except Coles being demolished and replaced.
Wyoming Community Centre
Wyoming Community Centre is the Local Community Neighbourhood Centre. It is at 147 Maidens Brush Rd and provides a wide range of services, activities and referrals for the local community. It is a not for profit organization.
Wyoming has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wyoming (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- Gosford City Library. "Placenames". Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2007.
- "Hely's Grave". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00053. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Wyoming Cottage". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00213. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Grange, The". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00222. Retrieved 18 May 2018.