Sydney, New South Wales
|Location:||29 km (18 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
Yennora is a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 29 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. The residential part of the suburb is primarily in the local government area of the City of Fairfield, although the industrial area in west is aprt of Cumberland Council. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Yennora is an Aboriginal word meaning walking or to stroll. Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the Fairfield area for over 30,000 years.
European settlement began in Fairfield in the early 19th century. A siding platform was built by the NSW Railway Department in 1927 and given the name Yennora. The public school was opened in 1955 and the Wool Stores were established in 1971.
Transport and commercial area
A portion of Yennora is dominated by an industrial zone, which includes the Yennora Distribution Centre. The Yennora Distribution Centre has a connection to the old main south railway, and is used by QRNational for freight services running between Brisbane and Melbourne. Yennora also has some small shops and restaurants.
Yennora railway station is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line and Cumberland Line of the Sydney Trains network. Trains run frequently from Yennora to Campbelltown, Parramatta and the City Circle. Yennora is also serviced by some bus services operated by Transdev NSW.
According to the 2011 census, the suburb of Yennora, 43.7% of residents stated they were born in Australia, with other common responses including Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq, Burma and China. Most residents spoke a language other than English, with Arabic, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Tongan and Spanish being the most commonly spoken non-English languages.
The population of Yennora is 19% children aged between 0–14 years, and 35% were persons aged 55 years and over, with the median age of 41. With regards to employment, 60.1% were employed full-time, 23.1% were employed part-time, 8.0% were employed but away from work and 8.7% were unemployed.
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