Belrose, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBelrose
Sydney, New South Wales
Austlink Business Park
|Population||8,288 (2011 census)|
|Location||19 km (12 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Northern Beaches Council|
Belrose is a suburb of the Northern Beaches, Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 19 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region. Belrose is also considered to be part of the Forest District, colloquially known as The Forest.
Belrose Post Office opened on 4 September 1923 and closed in 1986. Belrose West Post Office opened on 1 July 1969.
The name 'Belrose' is said to be derived from the combination of two plant names the Christmas Bell and the bush rose which were predominant in the area.
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 8,288 residents in Belrose. 70.5% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 7.8%, South Africa 2.2% and New Zealand 1.7%. 83.6% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Armenian 3.3%, Cantonese 1.3% and Mandarin 1.0%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 28.1%, Catholic 25.3% and No Religion 16.6%.
Parks, sport and recreation
Playing fields in Belrose include the Lionel Watts Oval, a sporting ground for children, and Frenchs Forest Showground, both on the border with Frenchs Forest.
BTH Raiders is the local soccer club, encompassing Belrose and Terrey Hills. The main oval is Wyatt Oval, but BTH also uses Terrey Hills ovals. More than 900 players are in the local club and it has a vibrant over-35 competition.
Belrose is home to at least two sets of Tennis courts including; The Belrose Tennis club and Wyatt Reserve tennis courts.
Belrose is also home to the Belrose Bowling club.
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