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Berkshire Park
Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

Population: 1706
Postcode: 2765
Location: 55 km (34 mi) from Sydney
LGA: Penrith City Council
State District: Londonderry
Federal Division: Lindsay
Suburbs around Berkshire Park:
Richmond South Windsor Bligh Park
Londonderry Berkshire Park Windsor Downs
Llandilo Shanes Park Marsden Park


Berkshire Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It covers 19.3 square kilometres (7.5 sq mi) within the local government area of City of Penrith. The suburb has a diverse range of activity, including a pet cemetery, correctional facility, nature reserve, waste management centre and a racehorse education centre.

Origin of name[]

The suburb's name is believed to have come from English county of Berkshire. The land was given to Richard Rouse as a land grant in 1838. Rouse may have chosen this name because he had been married in North Hinksey, which was then part of Berkshire.

Berkshire Park Post Office opened on 1 May 1936 and closed in 1961.[1]

Demographics[]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 1,706 residents in Berkshire Park. 73.5% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Malta 3.5%, New Zealand 2.1% and China 2.1%. 47.8% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Maltese 5.6%, Cantonese 1.3% and Arabic 0.9%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 30.7%, Anglican 12.4% and No Religion 5.2%.[2]

Transport[]

At approximately 55 km from the centre of Sydney, it is in a somewhat isolated area. The closest CityRail train stations are Windsor and Riverstone.

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Coordinates: 33°41′19″S 150°46′54″E / -33.68860, 150.78165


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Berkshire Park, New South Wales. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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