Girraween, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
Girraween Public School
|Population||4,693 (2011 census)|
|Location||30 km (19 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|Region||Greater Western Sydney|
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.
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%.
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.
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