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Bexley North
SydneyNew South Wales
Bexley North Shops.JPG
Shaw Street
Population 3,999 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2207
Location 13 km (8 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Bayside Council
State electorate(s)
  • Kogarah
  • Rockdale
Federal Division(s) Barton
Suburbs around Bexley North:
Kingsgrove Clemton Park Earlwood
Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park
Bexley Bexley Bexley
Bexley North
Corner of Bexley Road and Slade Road

Bexley North is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 13 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. It is part of the St George area. Bexley North is in the local government area of the Bayside Council.

History

James Chandler named Bexley after his birthplace in London (formerly Kent), England. Chandler bought Sylvester’s Farm in 1822, from Thomas Sylvester who had been granted the land about ten years earlier. That year he was also granted 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of land which stretched from what is now Bexley North to most of Rockdale and Kogarah. Development in the area began in 1884 with the railway line to Hurstville.

The opening of the East Hills line and the railway station at Bexley North in 1931, opened up the area for home sites.

Transport

Bexley North railway station is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line of the Sydney Trains network. Bexley North is also serviced by State Transit Authority bus routes and private bus routes.

The M5 South Western Motorway runs south-west towards Beverly Hills and Liverpool. There are no entrances at Bexley North to the 4 km tunnel which begins here and heads north-east towards Botany and the city. Access to the north east of the motorway is allowed at Kingsgrove and Arncliffe.

Landmarks

  • Bardwell Creek and the Prime Minister's Walk to Bexley Pool
  • Bexley North Hotel
  • Bexley North Library
  • Bexley North Public School
  • Bexley North Scout Hall
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  • Stotts Reserve

Population

Demographics

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,999 people usually resident in Bexley North. 56.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Greece 6.2%, China 5.9%, Lebanon 2.5%, New Zealand 1.9% and Hong Kong 1.9%. 41.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 17.7%, Cantonese 6.8%, Arabic 6.4%, Mandarin 4.6% and Italian 2.2%. The most common responses for religion in Bexley North were Catholic 23.7%, Eastern Orthodox 23.6%, No Religion 13.1%, Anglican 7.3% and Islam 6.1%.

Notable residents

  • Bob Windle, gold medallist in the Men's 1500m Swimming Freestyle at the 1964 Summer Olympics, grew up in the suburb.
  • Tim Cahill, Australian footballer, playing for the Socceroos and Everton was a student at Bexley North Primary School.
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