Wentworthville


    

Area Profile
The size of Wentworthville is approximately 3kms in area. It has 9 parks covering nearly 5% of the total area. There are 2 schools located in Wentworthville.
The population of Wentworthville in 2001 was 9,016 people. By 2006 the population was 10,473 showing a population growth of 16% in the area during that period.The predominant age group in Wentworthville is 30-39 years.
Households in Wentworthville are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $1,000 & $1,200 per month on mortgage repayments.
In general, people in Wentworthville work in a non-specific occupation.
In 2001, 52% of the homes in Wentworthville were owner-occupied compared with 55% in 2006.
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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 on of the principal ones for the colony.[1] His family's estate "Essington House"[2] 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.[3] 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.

Commercial area
Wentworthville has two shopping precincts. The larger, older precinct sits on the Holroyd side of Wenworthville railway station (the other side of the railway is part of Parramatta City Council's local government area and is mainly zoned residential). A Franklins dominates Wentworthville Mall Shopping Centre.
The newer commercial center is on the Great Western Highway. It is dominated by Woolworths. Initially Woolworths operated in the main shopping precinct but new premises were obtained at their present location in the late 1980s. (An Aldi sits on the other side of the Highway (which is part of South Wentworthville)).
For many years shopping tours were conducted to the Wentworthville area for the factory-outlets selling their products directly to the public. Bonds clothing factory in Dunmore Street sold direct to the public from their factory.

Transport
Trains
Wentworthville railway station is on the Western railway line of the CityRail network that connects west to Penrith, to the Blue Mountains beyond and, to Richmond, via the Richmond branch line. It is also serviced by the Cumberland Line linking Blacktown to Campbelltown. Most trains from the Western line continue onto the North Shore line to North Sydney, Chatswood, Hornsby and terminating at Berowra. The trip to Sydney CBD typically takes 35 minutes.
The Wentworthville station was the site of Cityrail's first major Tangara accident, a derailment, which occurred on December 27, 1989.
Buses
The Liverpool-Parramatta T-way passes right by the south eastern corner. The North-West T-way will go just along the northern tip (Mons Road).
Westbus run the 818 from Westmead Hospital to Merrylands via Wentworthville railway station.
And operating as Hillsbus Westbus run 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.
708 from Parramatta to Constitution Hill via Wentworthville railway station.
Roads
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).

Schools
Wentworthville Public School
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School
Darcy Road Public School
Westmead Christian Grammar School (previously Essington Christian Academy)