Eastlakes, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
Clubhouse, The Lakes Golf Club
|Population||6,920 (2011 census)|
|• Density||8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)|
|Area||0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||8 km (5 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
|Federal Division(s)||Kingsford Smith|
Eastlakes is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Eastlakes is located 8 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Bayside Council, and is part of the Eastern Suburbs region. Eastlakes is mostly residential with a shopping centre located at Evans Avenue.
Eastlakes takes its name from the extensive lake system on its southeast and its location in the Eastern Suburbs. The area was once known as Botany Swamps. This was Sydney's third source of water when water was pumped from here to a reservoir in Paddington from 1859.
The lakes were partly reclaimed from the swamp to create the Lakes Golf Course and Sydney Airport extensions. Part of the suburb is on the former site of the Rosebery Racecourse, which was redeveloped in the 1960s into a residential and commercial area. Part of the racecourse area is now the site of a park with a memorial to local soldiers who trained on that site during both world wars.
According to 2011 census, The most common ancestries in Eastlakes were Australian 10.5%, English 9.1%, Chinese 8.3%, Greek 6.9% and Bangladeshi 5.0%. 39.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Bangladesh 6.2%, Indonesia 4.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7%, Greece 2.7% and Turkey 2.6%. 31.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Bengali 7.8%, Greek 6.9%, Turkish 5.4%, Spanish 4.3% and Indonesian 4.2%. The most common responses for religion in Eastlakes (State Suburbs) were Catholic 26.0%, Islam 19.0%, Eastern Orthodox 11.5%, No Religion 10.1% and Anglican 6.0%.
Sport and recreation
This area is home to several parks and golf courses. The Lakes Golf course and Eastlake Golf Course fall within the boundaries of the suburb of Eastlakes. Bonnie Doon Golf Course, Mutch Park and Astrolabe Park are located in the adjacent suburb of Pagewood.
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