Epping, NSW - Today
Epping CBD features a small local shopping centre close to Epping railway station, with many fine restaurants froma wide range of ethnic cuisines, and some quality cafes.
Other commercial and light industrial developments are located in the surrounding area, though Epping and its surrounds are largely residential.
Epping RSL (The Epping club) is a popular licensed club, eating and gambling venue which attracts many people including students from the nearby Macquarie University. Epping also has a bar (Epping Hotel) with its own nightclub and dining.
Epping is split between two local government areas, Parramatta City Council on the south and south west and Hornsby Shire Council on the east and north; bordering Ryde City at one point on the south east.
Epping for many years featured some television production studios owned by the Seven Network in the south of the suburb but production of programs has moved to Pyrmont and the News & live studios in Martin Place in the centre of the Sydney CBD. The station's former headquarters closed in 2009, and demolished for unit housing development.
NEW: ABS Census 2011 Quick Stats for Epping released (21/6/11) View at: Our Epping
Population: 23,583 and rising (Epping (20,227) & Nth Epping (3,356) Stat Div) 51.2% female & 48.8% male. Average Age: 38 (median - same as NSW average)
Established: Settled from 1789 as part of Field of Mars, and then named Carlingford when the railway came through. Finally Epping was named such in 1899.
Location: 18 km north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Hornsby Shire, City of Parramatta
Mix of dwelling types: 67.4% Separate dwelling (below NSW %), 24.2% Unit (above NSW), 8.2% semi-detached (below NSW).
Place of birth: 52.7% Australia, 15.6% China/Hong Kong, 5.8% Korea, 4.3% India, 2.9% UK
Language other than English: 21.8% Cantonese/Mandarin, 7.1% Korean
The most common responses for occupation for employed persons usually resident in Epping were Professionals 37.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.8%, Managers 14.7%, Sales Workers 8.8% and Technicians and Trades Workers 8.2%.
The most common responses for religious affiliation for persons usually resident in Epping were Catholic 21.2%, No Religion 19.9%, Anglican 17.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 6.6% and Uniting Church 5.3%.
(* Statistics taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 2121 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Results of the 2011 Census are coming available from 21/6/12)