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Mays Hill
SydneyNew South Wales
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Mays Hill Historic Cemetery
Population 715 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2145
Location 24 km (15 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Granville
Federal Division(s) Parramatta
Suburbs around Mays Hill:
Wentworthville Westmead Parramatta
Wentworthville Mays Hill Parramatta
South Wentworthville Merrylands West Merrylands

Mays Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mays Hill is located 24 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the Cumberland Council and City of Parramatta, and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Mays Hill has a stop on the T-80 T-Way bus service. It is also served by several Westbus bus routes.

History

Originally some of the land that is now Mays Hill was part of the governor's domain. This was subdivided and Thomas May was one of the purchesers.

Demographics

  • The most common ancestries were English 13.2%, Australian 11.1%, Chinese 10.4%, Lebanese 9.9% and Indian 9.4%.
  • The most common countries of birth were India 8.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 6.6%, Lebanon 4.2%, Afghanistan 3.5% and Sri Lanka 3.2%.
  • Common responses for language included Arabic 8.4%, Mandarin 5.7%, Tamil 4.9%, Gujarati 4.2% and Cantonese 4.1%.
  • The most common religions were Catholic 30.5%, No Religion 13.4%, Hinduism 12.8%, Islam 7.4% and Anglican 7.1%.

Mays Hill Cemetery

Mays Hill Cemetery is the one of four historic cemeteries in City of Parramatta local government area and contains the graves of many well known local pioneering families including the Paytens, Fullagars, Houisons, Downs, Ardills and Mustons. This cemetery was originally known as Western Road Cemetery as it is located on the Great Western Highway.

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