Silverdale, New South Wales facts for kids
New South Wales
Silverdale: Rural Living
|Population||3,439 (2011 census)|
|Location||55 km (34 mi) west of Sydney|
|Federal Division(s)||Hume, Macarthur|
Silverdale is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Wollondilly Shire. Approximately 30 minutes from the city of Camden, Silverdale is close to the historic township of Warragamba, and the main water supply for Sydney, Warragamba Dam.
The town's development increased with the construction of the dam. Silverdale is remarkably isolated from the increasing urbanisation of the Penrith City area, although the new housing estates are an example of increasing development in the area.
Silverdale is only accessible via Silverdale Road, southbound up Baines Hill from Penrith or northbound from Oakdale. The nearest rail transport is Penrith railway station, Sydney, with buses from this location during the morning and afternoon. Construction of the Second Sydney Airport, due to commence in 2016, will be in the nearby town of Badgerys Creek.
In the 2011 census, the population of Silverdale was 3,439. Silverdale is a popular location for families, accounting for more than 85% of households in the township. The weekly median household income in 2011 was $1,806, significantly higher than the NSW median weekly income for households of $1,237.
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