Alexandria is a suburb in the inner-east of the Sydney metropolitan area, located 4 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney. It is approximately 2 km south of Central Station and also forms part of the Green Square district.
Alexandria was formerly an industrial suburb with medium to high-density residential areas. The suburb was once mostly terraced housing, subsequently demolished for light industrial use and warehousing which continues to this day. Pockets of quiet residential areas remain along the northern boundary of the suburb, adjoining Erskineville and Waterloo
Alexandria is serviced by State Transit Authority Sydney Buses routes to the Sydney CBD and is close to two railway lines on the Sydney Trains network. Green Square railway station, located on the north-eastern fringe, is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line. Erskineville railway station and St Peters railway station are serviced by the Bankstown Line. Both are within easy walking distance.
According to 2011 census, the most common ancestries in Alexandria were English 22.7%, Australian 19.2%, Irish 10.6%, Scottish 7.6% and Chinese 5.5%. 60.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.0%, New Zealand 4.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.5%, Ireland 1.4% and Indonesia 1.2%. 74.2% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Cantonese 2.2%, Mandarin 1.8%, Spanish 1.5%, Indonesian 1.1% and French 1.0%.