Eastwood is located in the north-west of Sydney, 17 km from Sydney’s CBD. Most of the area of Eastwood is located under the LGA of the City of Ryde, while a small part of the suburb is within the City of Parramatta LGA. The total population in Eastwood is 17,865 people.
Eastwood is a well-known Asian shopping precinct. Many Asian speciality stores, supermarkets and restaurants are operated by Chinese or Korean business owners.
- Eastwood Heights Public School
- Denistone East Public School
- Eastwood Baptist Church
- Eastwood Library
- Eastwood Uniting Church
- Eastwood Park
- St Kevin Catholic Church
- Eastwood Public School
- St Philip’s Anglican Church
- Bush Farm Park
Eastwood is ranked fourth among all suburbs in NSW in terms of population with Chinese ancestry (45%). Among all the residents in Eastwood, China is the most common overseas country of birth, accounting for 25% of the total population, followed by Korea (8%) and Hong Kong (7%). 25% of the residents speak Mandarin at home. Eastwood’s demographics include a high number of relatively recent migrant arrivals – 72% of the China-born population in Eastwood arrived in Australia after 2000.
75% of all households in Eastwood are family households, with over half (52%) couple families with children. 75% of all private dwellings in Eastwood are separate houses and semi-detached houses.
The suburb’s school catchment attracts a lot of families with school-aged children. Top ranking public schools in the suburb include Eastwood Public School , Eastwood Heights Public School, Denistone East Public School, and Epping Boys High School. These schools also serve as a venue for the Chinese language weekend community school run by the Australian Chinese Community Association (ACCA) and Feng Hua Chinese School.
Culture & events
Eastwood also features a wide range of cultural facilities and activities. Eastwood Library rganises weekly bilingual storytelling sessions for children. Cultural festivals, such as Lunar New Year Festival, Moon Festival, South Asian Film, Arts & Literature Festival (SAFAL Fest) and Granny Smith Festival have been attended by both residents and visitors
Sports & Recreation
The suburb features a lot of parks, playgrounds and sports fields for residents in the areas. Eastwood Park has two playgrounds and two sportsfields for different types of sports. Bush Farm Park is a popular venue for netball and cricket. Eastwood has a number of sports clubs, such as netball association, football club, tennis club, rugby club, baseball and softball Club.
pLACES OF WORSHIP
In Eastwood, Christianity is the largest religious group reported in the suburb (45%), while 39% of residents report having no religion. There are seven churches in the suburb, such as Eastwood Uniting Church , St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Eastwood Baptist Church, St Kevin’s Catholic Church. Many of them have Mandarin-speaking congregations and provide a variety of community services such as English classes, playgroups for young children and charity services.
Community & Care
Local community organisations in Eastwood connects residents of different interests and needs. Bush Farm Historical Society aims to preserve the history of ‘Bush Farm House’ . The Country Women’s Association (CWA) runs a tearoom near Eastwood Library. Several bushcare groups meet regularly for bushcare, walking and biking. Chinese Women’s Group and Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club offer social activities for the Chinese community.