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Sefton
SydneyNew South Wales
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Carlingford Street, Sefton
Population 5,808 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2162
Location 23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s) Bankstown
Federal Division(s) Blaxland
Suburbs around Sefton:
Guildford South Granville Auburn
Chester Hill Sefton Regents Park
Bass Hill Yagoona Birrong

Sefton -- a suburb of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown local government area -- is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in New South Wales, Australia. Part of the Western Sydney region, it shares the 2162 postcode with the neighbouring Chester Hill suburb.

History

The name Sefton was taken from Sefton in Merseyside, England. James Wood gave the name 'Sefton Park' to the 340 acres (1.4 km2) of land granted to him in 1839. Prior to subdivision, Sefton was an area of market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. It was the birthplace of property group Stockland in 1952.

Transport and commercial area

Sefton railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network. There is a small shopping centre clustered around the railway station including Sefton Growers Market, Sefton Newsagency and a Thai/Australian bistro adjacent to the newsagency.

Sport and recreation

A number of sporting facilities are located around Sefton. This includes Jensen Oval and Sefton Golf Course. Sefton Golf Course is a council-owned 18-hole par-3 course on 15.6 hectares and is open all year round.

Population

In the 2011 census, Sefton's population was recorded as 5,230, of whom 51.6% were born in Australia—typical of the Bankstown area and other south-western suburbs of Sydney. It is a culturally diverse community whose residents speak over 60 different languages. The most common countries of birth other than Australia include Vietnam (13.2%) and Lebanon (7.6%).

Culture

In 2008, it was a filming location for the international, award winning and critically acclaimed television drama series East West 101.

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