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SydneyNew South Wales
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Yennora Shops
Population1,615 (2016 census)[1]
Location29 km (18 mi) west of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)Fairfield
Federal division(s)McMahon
Suburbs around Yennora:
Smithfield Guildford Guildford
Fairfield Yennora Old Guildford
Fairfield Fairfield East Old Guildford

Yennora is a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 29 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. The residential part of the suburb is primarily in the local government area of the City of Fairfield, although the industrial area in west is a part of Cumberland Council. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.


Yennora is an Aboriginal word meaning walking or to stroll. Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the Fairfield area for over 30,000 years.

European settlement began in Fairfield in the early 19th century. A siding platform was built by the New South Wales Government Railways in 1927 and given the name Yennora. The public school was opened in 1955 and the Wool Stores were established in June 1971.[2]

Transport and commercial area[edit]

Yennora industrial zone, showing Pine Road and the Hume Building Products warehouses.

A portion of Yennora is dominated by an industrial zone, which includes the 300,000m2 Yennora Distribution Centre.[3] It was opened in June 1971 as the Yennora Wool Centre.[4][5][6] The Yennora Distribution Centre has a connection to the Main Southern railway line, and is used by Quve for freight services running between Port Botany and the suburb. Other key operators in the area include Toll Group, Woolworths, Linfox, Queensland Rail, and Hume Building Products.[7]

Yennora railway station is on the Inner West & Leppington and Cumberland lines of the Sydney Trains network. Trains run frequently from Yennora to Leppington, Richmond and the City Circle.[8] Yennora is also serviced by bus services operated by Transdev NSW.[9]

Yennora also has some small shops and restaurants.

Businesses headquartered in Yennora[edit]

  • Hume Building Products.[10]


According to the 2016 census, 40.7% of people stated that they were born in Australia, with Vietnam (8.2%), Iraq (6.8%), Lebanon (5.8%), Myanmar (3.8%) and China (3.0%) being other common responses. A high percentage (72.4%) of people spoke a language other than English at home, with Arabic (25.3%), Vietnamese (9.5%), Karen (4.5%), Cantonese (3.9%), and Spanish (3.4%) being the most commonly spoken non-English languages.

The median age of people in Yennora was 40 years, with 17.2% of people aged between 0–14 years and 23.2% aged 65 years and over. With regards to employment, 51.1% of people were employed full-time, 30.3% were employed part-time, 6.9% were employed but away from work and 11.7% were unemployed.[1] Furthermore, Yennora is known to be the most poorest suburb of Sydney, where the median personal income is just $19,000.[11]



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yennora (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 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 277
  3. ^ Yennora Distribution Centre Stockland
  4. ^ Wool selling centre to be established Freight & Container Transportation January 1969 page 11
  5. ^ Containerisation at Yennora Wool Village Network February 1974 page 3
  6. ^ Yennora Wool Village Freight & Container Transportation September 1976 pages 24/25
  7. ^ Yennora Industrial Site Set For Carve Up;; 21 September 2015
  8. ^ Yennora Station Transport for NSW
  9. ^ Parramatta, Bankstown and Liverpool bus network map Transdev NSW
  10. ^ Hume Building Products Yennora;
  11. ^ The stark difference between Sydney’s richest and poorest suburbs by

Coordinates: 33°51′46″S 150°57′58″E / 33.86278°S 150.96611°E / -33.86278; 150.96611

External links[edit]

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