Sydney suburbs hosts more than 193 nationalities. The coin "Best
Sydney Suburbs" depends on what you are looking for. For
instance, are you looking for expensive homes in Sydney suburbs,
or suburbs where professionals live in. In general, Best Sydney
suburbs is the most expensive ones and they are based within 5km
of the Sydney city center.
There are major languages spoken in Sydney and these are
recognised in many government entities and banks. Click here for a
list of languages spoken in Sydney.
Sydney suburbs can be categorised into 4 areas; Sydney North,
Sydney South, Sydney West, Sydney East. Click here to see where
to live in Sydney.
Here is a detailed 6MB (takes a while to download 5 minutes using
High speed Internet) Sydney Suburbs map in PDF file which allows
you to zoom in; courtesy of "Dictionary of Sydney".
People who live in the northern suburbs of Sydney usually have
high income and work in professional executive jobs in the near by
North Sydney or Sydney City crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Most migrants from the UK prefer to live in the Sydney Northern
The Sydney Southern suburbs are populated with ethnic groups.
Areas such as Punchbowl and Bankstown provide cheaper
accommodation and the property value is within the range of
A$100,000 to A$600,000. Having said that, areas South to Sydney
are also populated with Australian born nationals. Most mosques
are based in the southerns Sydney city side.
The Western Sydney suburbs are well linked to Sydney City via
highways and trains. They also provide cheaper rent than Sydney
city or the northern suburbs.
The East Sydney suburbs are also a very expensive area to live in.
It is full of restaurants. The Gay madi gra takes place in this part of
Sydney; Paddington and kings cross. Eastern suburbs such as
Bondi, Bondi Beach, Coogee are more of a tourists areas due to
their lovely beaches. Sydney Easter suburbs such as Dover heights,
Vaucluse and Watson Bay have lovely water views and many
Here are some major suburbs and explanation of the ethnic group
that lives in them:
- There are many Asians in Eastwood.
- Sydney suburbs with a large proportion of people born
overseas and with non-English speaking backgrounds include
Auburn, Fairfield, Liverpool, and Bankstown. Turks living in
Sydney prefer Auburn, while Lebanese prefer Bankstown,
Lakemba and Punchbowl.
- Generally Western European and North American born people
have settled around the Lower North Shore and eastern
suburbs of Sydney.
- South Africans prefer St Ives.
- Middle Eastern and moslem or muslim people live around the
Lakemba and Auburn region in Sydney. A large mosque is in
Lakemba and Auburn.
- Indo and Chinese live in the south western suburbs of
- South Asians live around Parramatta and the south east
suburbs of Sydney.
- North East Asians live in major Sydney suburbs such as
Hurstville, Burwood, Strathfield, Chatswood, Eastwood,
Campsie and the Central Business District.
- The gay community in Sydney live in Oxford Street in Sydney
Sydney City itself hosts many company offices and shops. It also
has many residential buildings and Universities such as the
University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Check our Sydney Maps section.
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