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Birmingham Gardens
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 2,376 (2016 census)
 • Density 3,390/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2287
Area 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
State electorate(s) Wallsend
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Birmingham Gardens:
Shortland
Wallsend Birmingham Gardens Callaghan
Jesmond Jesmond North Lambton

Birmingham Gardens ( bur-MING-ham) is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, bordering the University of Newcastle 11 kilometres (7 mi) west-northwest of Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.

Birmingham Gardens had a population of 2,376 in 2016.

Origins

The Birmingham Gardens area was first subdivided in the 1930s. The area was expanded in the 1960s with the price of land being the attraction. The name Birmingham Gardens was given by Mr.T.M.Burke who originally subdivided the area after the English town of Birmingham. Originally owned by Newcastle Wallsend Coal Co & sold to Commonwealth Oil Refineries.

Today

Birmingham Gardens, residents include a majority of people aged over 55 and a number of university students renting near the University of Newcastle. A few families now live in Birmingham Gardens

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