Balgowlah Heights is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 11 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council, in the Northern Beaches region. Balgowlah Heights shares the postcode 2093 with the adjacent Balgowlah and North Balgowlah.

Situated on a ridge up to 80 metres above and Middle Harbour, some houses have panoramic views of the harbour, Eastern Suburbs and Spit Bridge. The suburb features remnant Sydney Harbour bushland, contained in the National Park around Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point. Tania Park at the eastern fringe offers relaxed recreation and one can watch the Manly ferry cut its way to Circular Quay.

History

Balgowlah was named in 1832 after an Aboriginal word meaning north harbour in reference to its position on Port Jackson. The area was not developed until the 1960s.[2]

Demographics

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,342 residents in Balgowlah Heights. 67.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 10.7%. 87.0% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religious affiliation were No Religion 32.8%, Catholic 24.2% and Anglican 24.2%.[1]

Schools

Balgowlah Heights Public School

Commercial area

Politics

Balgowlah Heights is in the federal electorate of Warringah (a seat no longer held by former PM Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia), the state electorate of Manly (a seat no longer held by Liberal Party MP and Premier Michael Baird) and is within the local council area of Manly. It used to be regarded as a safe Liberal seat, however in the 2019 election the seat was won by Independent, Zali Steggall.

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balgowlah Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

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Coordinates: 33°48′23″S 151°15′24″E / 33.8064°S 151.2568°E / -33.8064; 151.2568