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SydneyNew South Wales
Population 3,093 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2104
Location 31 km (19 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s) Pittwater
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around Bayview:
Church Point Scotland Island Clareville
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Bayview is an affluent suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 31 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.


Bayview takes its name from a description of its location, providing a "view" across "Pittwater". Governor Arthur Phillip took a short journey of exploration from Manly to this area in March 1788 and named it Pitt Water after William Pitt, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time. Captain John Hunter prepared a map showing the bays and inlets in 1792.

One of the first settlers was Patrick Bryan, who built a house in 1821 on the current site of the Bayview Golf Links.

A number of tetrahedron tank traps can be found off Pittwater Road on the water side in Bayview. These tank traps are a little-known remnant of WWII defence along Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Demographics and housing

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,093 residents in Bayview, making Bayview one of the least populated suburbs in the Northern Sydney. 71.0% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other country of birth was England (10.7%). 91.1% of residents spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 33.3%, Catholic 21.3% and No Religion 20.7%.

Bayview holds a vast array of different housing including heritage houses with acreage, cottages, and strong modern waterfront blocks attracting some of the highest prices in Northern Sydney. As of 2012, there are currently no apartment blocks in Bayview.

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