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Werrington County
SydneyNew South Wales
Namatjira Neighbourhood Centre.jpg
Namatjira Neighbourhood Centre
Population 3,671 (2011 census)
 • Density 1,756/km2 (4,550/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2747
Area 2.09 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 50 km (31 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Penrith City Council
State electorate(s) Londonderry
Federal Division(s) Lindsay
Suburbs around Werrington County:
Llandilo Llandilo St Marys
Werrington Downs Werrington County St Marys
Cambridge Park Werrington Werrington

Werrington County is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The suburb is entirely residential with a high proportion of individual separate dwellings.

History

Werrington County was part of the area of the Darug people in pre-European times. In 1806, Werrington County was part of a land grant to Mary King, the youngest daughter of Governor Philip Gidley King. Werrington County was then farm land until the early 1980s when land lots were sold for the present day houses in the suburb.

Geography

Werrington County is geographically at a higher altitude than most other suburbs in the Penrith area. Werrington Creek runs on the eastern border of the suburb. Werrington Lakes lies on the southwestern corner of the suburb.

Demographics

As per the 2011 Census there were 3,671 residents in Werrington County with an average weekly household income of $1,605 compared to the national average of $1,234. 50.2% were males and 49.8% were females.The median age of people in Werrington County was 34 years. 81.2% of people were born in Australia. The top other countries of birth were England 4.1%, New Zealand 1.4%, Scotland 1.2%, Ireland 0.7% and Philippines 0.6%. The most common ancestries were Australian 32.3%, English 28.2%, Irish 8.4%, Scottish 6.1% and German 2.5%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 35.8%, Anglican 27.1%, No Religion 16.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3.2% and Uniting Church 2.7%. The majority of people (89.2%) only spoke English at home with the other languages spoken being Spanish 0.8%, Greek 0.6%, Arabic 0.6%, Hindi 0.5% and Italian 0.5%.

Parks and reserves

Werrington County has 5 parks covering nearly 29% of the total area which include Shaw Park, Ellison Reserve and Werrington Lakes Flora & Fauna Reserve.

Transport

Werrington County has quick and easy access to Penrith by travelling west on Dunheved Road or along Great Western Highway.The suburb is serviced by the Great Western Highway and is also in close proximity to the M4 Western Motorway which can be accessed via Mamre Road for residents travelling towards the Sydney CBD.

Public transport

The nearest railway station is Werrington railway station on the T1 Western Line which provides direct train services to the Sydney CBD.Busways provides 3 services around the Werrington County area. Route 780 travels along Dunheved Road past the Werrington County Shopping Village before travelling to either Penrith or Ropes Crossing while Route 782 travels around Greenbank Drive and Henry Lawson Avenue before travelling to either Penrith or Werrington railway station. Route 785 travels via Cambridge Park to Werrington railway station covering parts of Werrington County.

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