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Agnes Banks
New South Wales
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Bills horse trough, Agnes Bank
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Population 911 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2753
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Location 65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
  • Londonderry
  • Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around Agnes Banks:
Grose Wold Richmond Hobartville
Yarramundi Agnes Banks Londonderry
Yarramundi Castlereagh Cranebrook

Agnes Banks is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Agnes Banks is 68 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Penrith and City of Hawkesbury. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Agnes Banks is connected to Penrith by Castlereagh Road which runs alongside the Nepean River between Richmond and Penrith. Natural woodlands and sandy deposits make up the higher landscape of this suburb. Agnes Banks is a rural outpost of the City of Penrith which has kept its intrinsic agricultural value and rural lifestyle.

History

This area was settled as early as 1803 by Charles Palmer. He was the first man to receive the free land grants in 1803, he and his wife Mary Anne built the first Farm Slab House in 1803. The 3 chimneys still stand near the corner of Castlereagh Rd and Springwood Rd. The name Agnes Banks comes from Thompson's mother's name, Agnes. The town here was once known as 'Little Richmond'.

Demographics

According to the 2016 census of the population, there were 911 residents in Agnes Banks. 83.7% of residents were born in Australia. The other most common countries of birth were Malta 3.0%, England 2.8% and New Zealand 1.1%. 88.1% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Maltese 2.6%, Macedonian 1.4% and Greek 0.7%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 35.8%, Anglican 19.7% and No Religion 17.7%.

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