Port Hacking, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPort Hacking
Sydney, New South Wales
Port Hacking estuary, view towards the heads
|Population||1,093 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||47 m (154 ft)|
|Location||26 km (16 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
Port Hacking is a small bayside suburb located on the north shore of the Port Hacking estuary in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is situated 26.7 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.
The suburb name is the same as the name of the adjacent estuary.
Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned most of the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla, including land here. In 1840, parish maps also showed that 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land on this point were owned by Francis Mitchell. In 1858 Mary and Andrew Webster paid 108 pounds and 15 shillings plus a yearly peppercorn quit rent for their land in this area. The Websters sold their land to Dominick Dolan in 1863.
Port Hacking is a mostly residential suburb with no commercial areas, schools or churches.
Shiprock Aquatic Reserve is within Burraneer Bay. Access to the aquatic reserve is via Shiprock Rd in Port Hacking.
Port Hacking was the hosting ground for Australia's Next Top Model series 4 in 2008.
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 1,093 residents in Port Hacking.
- 85.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 3.0%, Lebanon 0.7%, Scotland 0.7%, China 0.7%, and Italy 0.6%.
- In Port Hacking, 88.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 3.0%, Mandarin 0.8%, Italian 0.7%, Arabic 0.6% and German 0.5%.
- The most common responses for religion in Port Hacking were Catholic 34.5%, Anglican 22.2%, No Religion 18.3%, Eastern Orthodox 5.1% and 7.8% did not state a religion.
- The average weekly household income in Port Hacking was $2,908, a substantially significant inflation of 43% in comparison to the New South Wales average of $1,486.
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