Sydenham

Sydenham is a popular suburb nestled between St Peters and Tempe. The suburb, like the rest of postcode 2044 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. Sydenham is particularly fortunate to offer some unrivalled transport links to the CBD; Sydenham Station provides an interchange linking the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra, Bankstown, and Airport & East Hills lines. Being on the doorstep to both Newtown and Marrickville, Sydenham is extremely well located close to some of the best dining, cafe and shopping options in Sydney.

History

The Sydenham area was mainly used as farm land and market gardens in the early 1800’s. Although the area officially became recognised as Sydenham in 1857 the railway station that opened there was originally known as Marrickville Station. In 1895, when the present Marrickville railway station was built the name was changed to Sydenham as a locality name.

Sydenham became an industrial hub in the 1900’s with many factories opening in the area. These included Sydney Steel Company, Australian Woollen Mills and Fowler’s potteries. Large industry has been decentralised in the area and now a number of light industry and automotive repair shops are dotted across the suburb.

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

Sydenham 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 vast greenery of Sydney Park is only minutes away to the north or head in the opposite direction for the network of cycle ways along the Cooks River. The area benefits from a number of schools, parks, cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area. Venture into nearby Marrickville and Newtown for an even wider variety of choices only minutes from your doorstep.

Sydenham Station

Suburb Snapshot: Sydenham 2044

Suburb

Sydenham

Local Government Area

Marrickville Council

Population

1021

Nationality

Australian

52.3%

Nepal

4.4%

China

3.9%

Vietnam

3.8%

Other

36.0%

Age Groups

0-19

14.9%

20-39

41.0%

40-59

26.9%

60+

17.2%

Marital Status

Single

47.9%

Married

35.5%

Divorced

9.6%

Other

7.0%

Employment

Full-time

61.1%

Part-time

27.4%

Unemployed

5.8%

Other

5.7%

Number of houses

359

Number of units

27

Dwelling structure

Apartment

7.0%

House

43.5%

Semi/Terrace

49.5%

Other

0%

Occupancy

Renting

26.6%

Mortgaged

39.0%

Owned

27.9%

Other

6.4%

 

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