Monterey, New South Wales

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Monterey
Sydney,  New South Wales
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Monterey Beach
Population4,532 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2217
Location15 km (9 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Bayside Council
State electorate(s) Rockdale
Federal Division(s) Cook
Suburbs around Monterey:
Rockdale Brighton-Le-Sands
Kogarah Monterey Botany Bay
Ramsgate Ramsgate Beach

Monterey is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 15 km south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Monterey is in the local government area of the Bayside Council.

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Monterey sits on the western shores of Botany Bay. Lady Robinsons Beach and Cook Park run along the eastern border. Scarborough Park, which features a pond, runs along the western border. The suburb is mostly residential with a small group of shops on Chuter Avenue, near the intersection of Scarborough Street.

Botany Bay bay in Sydney

Botany Bay, an open oceanic embayment, is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 13 km (8 mi) south of the Sydney central business district. Its source is the confluence of the Georges River at Taren Point and the Cooks River at Kyeemagh, which flows 10 km (6 mi) to the east before meeting its mouth at the Tasman Sea, midpoint between La Perouse and Kurnell.

Lady Robinsons Beach

Lady Robinsons Beach is the stretch of beach between the mouth of the Cooks River and the mouth of Georges River on the western shore of Botany Bay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Originally known as Seven Mile Beach, it was renamed after the wife of the then Governor, Sir Hercules Robinson. Isolated settlements separated from the beach by sand dunes were also given the name of Lady Robinson's Beach as their postal address.

The 1987 Music Video for Mental As Anything's single "He's just no good for you" was filmed in Scarborough Street, Monterey. [2]

History

Monterey was originally part of Brighton-Le-Sands and Ramsgate. As the area developed, street names with a Californian influence were selected such as Hollywood, Monterey, Pasadena and Culver. A small group of shops were built on Chuter Avenue, near Monterey Street. When the post office opened here it was known as the Monterey post office. Rockdale Council wanted to create a new suburb, although not everyone agreed with this name as some thought it was too American, especially with some of the street names already in the area. Since most people were in favour, Monterey was officially declared a suburb in 1972.

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Monterey, California City in California, United States

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Scarborough Park was once part of Pat Moore's Swamp or Patmore Swamp. It was named by the Hon. Thomas Holt after the English coastal town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. [3]

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Scarborough, North Yorkshire town in North Yorkshire, England

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Population

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 4,532 people usually resident in Monterey. 56.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Greece 5.6% and Egypt 3.7%. 45.4% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 17.7%, Arabic 7.3%, Spanish 4.1% and Macedonian 2.8%. The most common responses for religion were Eastern Orthodox 26.5%, Catholic 23.4%, No Religion 13.5% and Anglican 7.4%. [1]

The 2016 Australian census was the seventeenth national population census held in Australia. The census was officially conducted with effect on Tuesday, 9 August 2016. The total population of the Commonwealth of Australia was counted as 23,401,892 – an increase of 8.8 per cent or 1,894,175 people since the 2011 census. Norfolk Island joined the census for the first time in 2016, adding 1,748 to the population.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Monterey (State suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Artists - Mental as Anything". mtv.com.au.
  3. The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frences Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN   0-207-14495-8, page 177

Coordinates: 33°58′26″S151°08′52″E / 33.9738°S 151.1479°E / -33.9738; 151.1479