Wentworthville is a suburb in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wentworthville is located 27 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Wentworthville is split between the local government areas of the City of Parramatta and the Cumberland Council. Wentworthville is colloquially known as 'Wenty'.
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||11,318 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,650/km2 (9,460/sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (98 ft)|
|Area||3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Location||27 km (17 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
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 one of the principal ones for the colony. His family's estate "Essington House" 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. 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.
Wentworthville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Wentworthville has two shopping precincts. The larger, older precinct sits on the Cumberland Council side of Wentworthville railway station (the other side of the railway is part of City of Parramatta Council local government area and is mainly zoned residential). A Supa IGA (formerly Franklins) dominated Wentworthville Mall Shopping Centre until late 2017 when it closed.
The newer commercial centre 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. Clothing factory closed.
The most common ancestries in Wentworthville were Indian 26.0%, English 9.7%, Australian 9.4%, Chinese 7.1% and Lebanese 3.8%.
35.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were India 26.5%, Sri Lanka 7.8%, China 4.4%, Philippines 2.0% and Lebanon 1.7%. 30.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tamil 11.5%, Gujarati 7.9%, Hindi 7.2%, Punjabi 4.5% and Telugu 4.0%.
The most common responses for religion were Hinduism 34.9%, Catholic 18.9% and No Religion 11.6%.
Wentworthville railway station is on the North Shore & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network that connects west to Penrith and Richmond. After reaching the city, most trains continue north to North Sydney, Chatswood, Hornsby and Berowra. The station is also serviced by the Cumberland Line linking Richmond to Leppington. The trip to Sydney CBD typically takes 35 minutes.
Hillsbus runs 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.
- 711 runs from the non shop side of Wentworthville station, from Blacktown to Parramatta
- 708 from Parramatta to Constitution Hill via Wentworthville railway station.
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).
Wentworthville is home to local rugby league team the Wentworthville Magpies (feeder club for Parramatta Eels), who play in the Jim Beam Cup and the NSW Cup (winning the 2008 NSW Cup), though the nearest NRL team is the nearby Parramatta Eels.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wentworthville (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
- , Pollon, F., (1983), ‘'Parramatta the cradle city'’, p283 (ISBN 0 9594007 1 0)
- Essington House
- "Mount Dorothy Reservoir". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment & Heritage. H01329. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- Wentworthville Mall Supa IGA is no longer there.
- "Hillsbus route 700". Transport for NSW.
- "Hillsbus route 705". Transport for NSW.
- "Hillsbus route 711". Transport for NSW.
- "Hillsbus route 708". Transport for NSW.
- Wentworthville Public School
- Our Lady of Mt Carmel Primary School
- Darcy Road Public School Homepage
- Westmead Christian Grammar School
- Swimming Centres at Holroyd City
- Media related to Wentworthville, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons