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Girraween
SydneyNew South Wales
Girraween Public School.JPG
Girraween Public School
Population: 4693
Postcode: 2145
Location: 30 km (19 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Cumberland Council
Region: Greater Western Sydney
State District: Prospect
Federal Division: Greenway
Suburbs around Girraween:
Toongabbie Toongabbie Toongabbie
Toongabbie Girraween Pendle Hill
Pemulwuy Greystanes Greystanes

Girraween is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Girraween is located 30 km west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Cumberland Council and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History

Girraween is an Aboriginal word meaning place of flowers. This area was part of the estate of D'Arcy Wentworth, who was honoured in the naming of the nearby suburb of Wentworthville.

Demographics

At the 2011 census, there were 4,693 residents in Girraween. Just under half (44.6%) of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being India 15.8%, Sri Lanka 9.8% and Malta 3.6%. In Girraween, 59.4% of people spoke a language other than English at home. The most common other languages spoken were Tamil 16.2%, Hindi 4.2% and Maltese 3.5%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 28.1%, Hinduism 27.5% and Anglican 8.2%.

Transport

Girraween is serviced by the 705 bus route from Blacktown to Parramatta. There is no railway station although it is a short walk through Civic Park, to Pendle Hill railway station. Also, Toongabie Railway station is also easily accessible.

Sport and recreation

  • Girraween Eagles and Girraween Park.
  • Civic Park, just over the eastern border in Pendle Hill has a basketball court, a netball court, tennis courts, barbecue areas and a playground area.
  • Toongabbie Little Athletics Club is based at CV Kelly Park, which is within Girraween.

Coordinates: 33°48′05″S 150°56′35″E / 33.80128°S 150.94305°E / -33.80128; 150.94305


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