Blackett, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
Road bridge on the cycleway passing Blackett Primary School, showing artwork
|Population||3,452 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||50 m (164 ft)|
|Location||48 km (30 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Blacktown|
|State electorate(s)||Mount Druitt|
Blackett is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Blackett is located 48 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Blackett takes its name from George Forster Blackett, Superintendent of the Government Cattle Station at Rooty Hill 1820–1830.
Blackett is primarily a residential suburb with very limited commercial activity, having only a small shopping complex containing a combination liquor/general store, a Halal and non-Halal butcher, a bakery, take-away store, and combined service station/general store, which caters heavily to residents of Pacific Islander extraction. It is quite close to the suburbs of Mount Druitt and St Marys, which most residents would consider to be more commercial areas (having shopping centres, banking facilities and railway stations). Other nearby suburbs with shopping facilities (though no rail access) include Emerton and Plumpton.
On the day of the 2016 Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people were: Car, as driver 61.3%, Car, as passenger 10.4%.
By road, Blackett is adjacent to the Westlink M7 motorway which can provide very easy access to the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway, providing road access to the western sections of the city and eastward to the Sydney CBD. This suburb is linked by several private bus companies to the train stations located at Mount Druitt and St Marys.
Cycleways running through Blackett run from Poppondetta Park all the way to Mt Druitt and the M7 cycleway, which in turn connects to the cycleways on the M4 and M2 Motorways.
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,417 residents in Blackett. In Blackett, 68.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were New Zealand 4.8%, Samoa 2.9%, England 2.5%, Philippines 2.2% and Fiji 1.3%. 72.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Samoan 5.5%, Arabic 2.5% and Spanish 1.3%. The most common responses for religion in Blackett were Catholic 29.0%, Anglican 23.2% and No Religion 14.9%
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