Chipping Norton, New South Wales facts for kids
Sydney, New South Wales
Chipping Norton Lake
|Location:||27 km (17 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA:||City of Liverpool|
Chipping Norton is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Chipping Norton is 27 kilometres south-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 and is one of the most affluent suburbs in South-western Sydney.
There are two traditional custodians of the Chipping Norton Lake area – the Tharawal people, which inhabited the southern side of the Georges River, and the Darug people to the north and west of the River.
Thomas Moore was granted waterfront land that is now part of the park. 'The Homestead' within the reserve grounds was built in the 1880s. The town was named for Chipping Norton in England.
Chipping Norton Post Office opened on 1 September 1920 and closed in 1974.
As farming activities declined, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. After 20 years of mining, the riverbanks were packed with dangerous pits and eroded banks. In 1977 the Chipping Norton Lakes Authority was set up to rehabilitate the area into parkland.
At the 2011 census, there were 8,837 residents in Chipping Norton. The most common ancestries in Chipping Norton were Australian 20.6%, English 16.1%, Italian 7.1%, Greek 5.5% and Lebanese 4.7%. In Chipping Norton 57.5% of people only spoke English at home, compared to the national average of 76.8%. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 7.1%, Vietnamese 5.9%, Greek 5.5%, Italian 3.3% and Cantonese 2.1%.
Sport and recreation
Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore are the main recreational centres of Chipping Norton. They feature parks, walkways, barbecues and scenery. There are many other parks across the suburb.
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