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Coniston
WollongongNew South Wales
Coniston Aerial.jpg
Population 2,268 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2500
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Coniston:
Wollongong
Mangerton Coniston Wollongong
Mt St Thomas Spring Hill Port Kembla

Coniston is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,268.

Coniston is just north of the Port Kembla Steelworks and includes the Greenhouse Park, a one time waste pile converted into a natural park area with a weather station. The hill, known locally as "The Overseer" has a lookout over the city and Port Kembla. Coniston is also bordered to the west by the hill suburbs of Mangerton and Mount Saint Thomas.

Coniston has a variety of businesses including The Coniston Hotel, formally Gilmore's Hotel, a bakery, 24 Hour petrol station and several other specialty stores. Coniston has long been serviced with its own Bulk Billing Medical Centre.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,268 people in Coniston. The most common ancestries were Australian 20.5%, English 20.1%, Macedonian 10.1%, Scottish 6.1% and Irish 5.8%. 64.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (now the Republic of North Macedonia) at 6.9%. 61.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Macedonian 10.1%. The most common responses for religion in Coniston were No Religion 26.2%, Catholic 18.4%, Eastern Orthodox 15.0% and Anglican 9.4%.

Sport

Coniston is also home to the Coniston Juniors Football Club who play at McKinnon Park, north of the commercial district.

Transport

Coniston railway station is the suburb's main train station.

Coniston has multiple bus stops which are served by Premier Illawarra.

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