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Minchinbury, New South Wales
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The Jet at Minchinbury
City Sydney
State nsw
Lga City of Blackburn
Postcode 2770
Pop 5,619
Pop year 2016
stategov Mount Druitt
fedgov McMahon
near-nw Oxley Park
near-n Mount Druitt
near-ne Rooty Hill
near-w Colyton
near-e Eastern Creek
near-sw Erskine Park
near-s Eastern Creek
near-se Eastern Creek
dist1 38
dir1 west
location1 sydney

Minchinbury is a small suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is currently one of the most prestigious suburbs in Blacktown City Council. Minchinbury is located 38 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in Blacktown local government area and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[]

Minchinbury takes its name from the property named by Captain William Minchin who was granted 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) land in 1819 on his retirement by Governor Lachlan Macquarie.[3] William Minchin was the Principal Superintendent of Police and Treasurer of the Police Fund in the colony. The Minchinbury property was largely undeveloped and primarily used to graze cattle by the Minchin family and various lessees. After the death of William in 1821, the property passed to his only daughter Maria Matilda. In 1838, Maria Matilda and her family were lost at sea, leaving no descendants of William Minchin alive today. Minchin’s brother, George, who resided in Canada, inherited the property.

Many streets in this suburb are named after wine types such as Sherry, Pinnot and Barossa.

Demographics[]

The 2017 Estimated Resident Population for Minchinbury is 5,821, with a population density of 1.29 person per km. The three largest ancestries in Minchinbury in 2016 were Australian, English and Filipino. 2,074 people who were living in Minchinbury in 2016 were born overseas, 10% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2016, 37% of people spoke a language other than English at home and 2,857 people were employed, of which 67% worked full-time and 31% part-time.[19]

Transport[]

The Great Western Highway runs along the northern border, while the M4 Western Motorway runs along the southern border. The Westlink M7 Motorway runs along the eastern border. There is a regular bus service (Busways 729) to and from Mount Druitt and Blacktown.

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