Coniston, New South Wales

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Coniston
Wollongong,  New South Wales
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Coniston
Coordinates 34°26′S150°53′E / 34.433°S 150.883°E / -34.433; 150.883 Coordinates: 34°26′S150°53′E / 34.433°S 150.883°E / -34.433; 150.883
Population2,268 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2500
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Wollongong
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Suburbs around Coniston:
Wollongong
Mangerton Coniston Wollongong
Mt St Thomas Spring Hill Port Kembla

Coniston is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,268. [1]

Wollongong City in New South Wales, Australia

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 68 kilometres (51 miles) south of central Sydney. Wollongong had an estimated urban population of 299,203 at June 2017, making it the third-largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the tenth-largest city in Australia. The city's current Lord Mayor is Gordon Bradbery AM who was elected in 2018.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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Coniston is just north of the Port Kembla Steelworks and includes the Greenhouse Park, a one time waste pile converted into a natural park area with a weather station. The hill, known locally as "The Overseer" has a lookout over the city and Port Kembla. Coniston is also bordered to the west by the hill suburbs of Mangerton and Mount Saint Thomas.

Mangerton, New South Wales Suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Mangerton is an inner western suburb of the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Mount Saint Thomas, New South Wales Suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Mount Saint Thomas is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales, lying east of Figtree and South west of Wollongong. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 1,468.

Coniston has a variety of businesses including The Coniston Hotel, formally Gilmore's Hotel, a bakery, 24 Hour petrol station and several other specialty stores. Coniston has long been serviced with its own Bulk Billing Medical Centre.

Sport

Coniston is also home to the Coniston Juniors Football Club who play at McKinnon Park, north of the commercial district.

Transport

Coniston railway station is the suburbs main train station.

Coniston railway station, New South Wales

Coniston is an intercity train station located in Coniston, New South Wales, Australia, on the South Coast railway line. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling south to Port Kembla or Kiama and north to Wollongong and Sydney.

Coniston has multiple bus stops which are served by Premier Illawarra.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,268 people in Coniston. The most common ancestries were Australian 20.5%, English 20.1%, Macedonian 10.1%, Scottish 6.1% and Irish 5.8%. 64.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at 6.9%. 61.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Macedonian 10.1%. The most common responses for religion in Coniston were No Religion 26.2%, Catholic 18.4%, Eastern Orthodox 15.0% and Anglican 9.4%. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coniston (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. Blue pencil.svg