Wentworthville, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
View from the railway footbridge
|Population||10,588 (2011 census)|
|Location||27 km (17 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
Wentworthville is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wentworthville is located 27 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Wentworthville is split between the local government areas of the City of Parramatta and the Cumberland Council. Wentworthville is colloquially known as 'Wenty'.
Wentworthville, Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains and, Wentworth in far western New South Wales, were named after the Wentworth family. A land grant of 2000 acres (8 km²) in this area was made in 1810 to D'Arcy Wentworth, the father of William Wentworth, the famous Australian explorer, barrister, newspaper publisher, politician and landowner.
Another pioneer to the area, William Fullagar established the Star Inn on the corner of Ettalong Road and the Western Road (now the Great Western Highway). Fullagar also opened a cattle saleyards which became one of the principal ones for the colony. His family's estate "Essington House" is now the site of a Christian school. Fullagar Road is named after him.
In the mid-1800s, a land boom attracted people into the area, land was subdivided for housing and small farms. Wentworth's holdings were sub-divided - amounting to 600 lots. The railway line had been put through on its way to Penrith, in 1864, but it was not until 1883 that Wentworthville got its own public railway station. Originally the railway station was called T. R. Smith's Platform but was renamed Wentworthville two years later.
In 2007 the boundaries were redrawn and the northern part of Wentworthville became the suburb of Constitution Hill.
The most common ancestries in Wentworthville were Indian 17.7%, Australian 12.7%, English 12.0%, Chinese 7.4% and Lebanese 4.2%.
41.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were India 17.4%, Sri Lanka 7.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.5%, Philippines 2.1% and Lebanon 1.9%. 37.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tamil 10.1%, Gujarati 5.2%, Hindi 4.8%, Arabic 4.7% and Cantonese 3.7%.
The most common responses for religion were Catholic 25.1%, Hinduism 23.6%, No Religion 10.1%, Anglican 8.6% and Islam 5.5%.
Wentworthville railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network that connects west to Penrith and Richmond. After reaching the city, most trains continue north to North Sydney, Chatswood, Hornsby and Berowra. The station is also serviced by the Cumberland Line linking Blacktown to Campbelltown. The trip to Sydney CBD typically takes 35 minutes.
The Wentworthville station was the site of the first major Tangara accident, a derailment, which occurred on 27 December 1989 .
The Liverpool-Parramatta T-way passes right by the south eastern corner. The North-West T-way goes just along the northern tip (Mons Road).
Transit Systems Sydney runs route 818 from Westmead Hospital to Merrylands via Wentworthville railway station.
Hillsbus runs the following routes
- 700 from Blacktown to Parramatta via Wentworthville - running along the southern border of the suburb
- 705 also running from Blacktown to Parramatta but via Wentworthville railway station.
- 711 runs from the non shop side of Wentworthville station, from Blacktown to Parramatta
- 708 from Parramatta to Constitution Hill via Wentworthville railway station.
also the S8 bus goes from here to Constitution Hill.
The M4 Western Motorway and the parallel Great Western Highway run east–west through the southern side. The Cumberland Highway runs through the western side of Wentworthville on its way south (from Hornsby via the Pennant Hills Road to Liverpool).
- Library - as part of the Cumberland Council library service.
- Swimming - Wentworthville Swimming Pool operates near the railway station.
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