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Wheeny Creek only Sydney suburb with no foreigners

Census data reveal there is only one place in Sydney where there are no foreign-born residents.

Wheeny Creek, a tiny hamlet of just 327 people 86 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s centre, is the suburb with all of its residents born in Australia, according to 2016 census figures.

The small town was one of just 24 suburbs across the greater Sydney region that had fewer than 10 per cent of residents born overseas. 

The only Sydney suburb where no one is foreign, is Wheeny Creek, a tiny hamlet of just 327 people

Wheeny Creek advertises itself as as place known for its ‘peace and ambience of whistling bellbirds’, and the ideal getaway location for Sydney residents.

Wheeny Creek was followed by Forest Glen, with just 5.1 per cent of its residents born overseas, then Nattai, with 5.4 percent, and Mowbray Park with 6.1 percent. 

Those towns were in stark contrast to 111 suburbs which recorded more than half of their population born in another country, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

Haymarket, in Sydney’s inner city, recorded the highest overseas-born population with 90.3 per cent of its residents migrants.

Sydney’s Central Business District followed Haymarket, with 80.3 percent. 

Sydney itself had more overseas-born residents than any other capital city in the country, with almost four out of ten born outside of Australia. 

Haymarket (pictured), in Sydney's inner city, recorded the highest overseas-born population with 90.3 per cent of its residents migrants

Haymarket (pictured), in Sydney’s inner city, recorded the highest overseas-born population with 90.3 per cent of its residents migrants

Wheeny Creek, 86 kilometres north-west of Sydney's centre, was revealed as the only suburb with all of its residents born in Australia, according to 2016 census figures

Wheeny Creek, 86 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s centre, was revealed as the only suburb with all of its residents born in Australia, according to 2016 census figures

China was revealed to be the most common birthplace for overseas-born residents in Sydney, with five percent of the city’s inhabitants coming from the Asian country.

The next most common was England, with 3.1 percent, followed by India at 2.7 percent, New Zealand at 1.8 percent and Vietnam at 1.7 percent.

Out of the 6.16 million overseas-born residents, about one in five arrived in Australia in the past five years.

The number of people migrating to Australia in the past five years soared by almost one million since 2011, according to the recent census. 

Wheeny Creek was one of just 24 suburbs across the greater Sydney region that had fewer than 10 per cent of residents born overseas

Wheeny Creek was one of just 24 suburbs across the greater Sydney region that had fewer than 10 per cent of residents born overseas

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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