St Peters

St Peters is the northern most suburb in postcode 2044. The suburb has experienced a recent surge in popularity due to a close proximity to the CBD, the range of leisure and recreation facilities located nearby and the ongoing wave of gentrification occurring through the area. It benefits from the strong community vibe renowned in the Tempe, Sydenham and St Peters areas and also from its close proximity to hip and trendy Newtown which is right next door! Being on the doorstep to both Newtown and Marrickville, St Peters is extremely well located close to some of the best dining, cafe and shopping options in Sydney.

History

The area has its origins in light industry and was predominantly a commercial zone up until the end of the 20th century. Factories included Sydney Steel Company, Australian Woollen Mills, Malleable Castings and Fowler's Potteries. In the 1870s it was a prime brick making district due to the large deposits of clay that lined the ground. The landmark smokestacks of St Peters Brickworks still stand although the last brick fell off the production line many years ago.

Real estate & design

There are still many original workers’ cottages that were built to house factory labourers in the late 1800s. A lot of light industrial sites remain plus there is a vast array of residential homes, semi-detached residences from the early 20th century and a few Victorian style terraces. The 2044 postcode area is a sought-after destination for renovators seeking to take advantage of the opportunity to create unique warehouse conversions, renovate original houses or upgrade inner city apartments. There are also many modern apartment buildings along the Princes Highway giving first home buyers and investors a great entry-point into the Sydney real estate market.

Popular attractions

St Peters is a popular area thanks to its easy accessibility to transport and its short distance from the CBD. Once an industrial hub, the area now is largely residential with a strong community vibe and affordable real estate prices. The suburb holds claim to Sydney Park, the vast greenery, walkways and recreation areas making it one of the largest public spaces in the area. In terms of transport, St Peters is serviced by its own dedicated station as well as being within walking distance to Sydenham station, a junction point for a number of train lines. Venture into nearby Marrickville and Newtown or take a trip into the city for a wider variety of shopping, dining and leisure choices only minutes from your doorstep.

St Peters

Suburb Snapshot

Suburb

St Peters

Local Government Area

Marrickville Council

Population

2,871

Nationality

Australian

61.6%

England

5.0%

New Zealand

3.4%

China

1.2%

Other

36.0%

Age Groups

0-19

15.7%

20-39

46.1%

40-59

27.7%

60+

11.2%

Marital Status

Single

56.5%

Married

29.4%

Divorced

7.8%

Other

6.7%

Employment

Full-time

69.6%

Part-time

20.8%

Unemployed

4.1%

Other

5.5%

Number of houses

857

Number of units

280

Dwelling structure

Apartment

24.1%

House

32.6%

Semi/Terrace

41.3%

Other

0.5%

Occupancy

Renting

37.6%

Mortgaged

39.1%

Owned

20.4%

Other

3.0%

 

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