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Cecil Hills
SydneyNew South Wales
CecilHillsNSWlake.jpg
Lake in Cecil
Population 6,865 (2011 census)
Established 1992
Postcode(s) 2171
Location 38 km (24 mi) west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s) Mulgoa
Federal Division(s) Werriwa
Suburbs around Cecil Hills:
Cecil Park Abbotsbury Edensor Park
Cecil Park Cecil Hills Bonnyrigg Heights
Cecil Park Middleton Grange Green Valley

Cecil Hills is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Cecil Hills is located 38 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History

In 1817, John Wylde, the judge-advocate of New South Wales, was granted 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) in the Parish of Cabramatta. He named his property Cecil Hills after his British property in Chestnut, Hertfordshire. He lived on the property only briefly before leaving to become Chief Justice of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. His wife Elizabeth remained, however, and managed the property until her death in 1864. It continued as a farm through until the 1980s when it was decided to redevelop it for housing. The suburb of Cecil Hills was named in 1992 and includes part of the old Cecil Hills property along with other neighbouring properties.

Population

According to the 2011 census, there were 6,865 residents in Cecil Hills. Couples with children 69.3% were the most common type of household, much higher than the national average of 44.6%. In Cecil Hills 54.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Iraq 6.0%, Vietnam 3.9%, Philippines 3.4%, Fiji 2.3% and Italy 2.0%.

In Cecil Hills 39.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 7.2%, Arabic 6.0%, Vietnamese 5.7%, Italian 5.0% and Spanish 3.8%.

Transport

Cecil Hills is located south-west of the intersection of Cowpasture Road and Elizabeth Drive.

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