Suburb Profile - Alexandria
Alexandria is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Alexandria is located 4 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney. The postcode is 2015.
The rough boundaries of Alexandria are Botany Road to the east, Gardeners Road to the south, Mitchell Road and Sydney Park to the west, and Henderson Road to the north. It is approximately 2 km south of Central Station.
Alexandria was named after Princess Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII. The name was also used for the surrounding parish. In 1868, the Borough of Alexandria was formed, after separating from Waterloo. The former Alexandria Town Hall is in Garden Street. Land for the building was acquired in 1879; the building was designed by Ferdinand Reuss Snr and completed in 1881. Major alterations took place over the years, right up to 1928. The building is listed on the State Heritage Register.
By 1943, Alexandria was the largest industrial district in Australia, and known as the "Birmingham of Australia", with everything from bricks to aeroplanes manufactured in 550 factories in just 1,000 acres (4.0 km2).[where?] The municipality was abolished upon merger into the City of Sydney in 1949, along with Darlington, Erskineville, Newtown, Redfern, Waterloo, Paddington and Glebe.
In 1968 the boundaries were changed again and Alexandria was part of a new municipality, South Sydney Council. South Sydney was brought back into the City of Sydney in 1982 and then became separate again under the City of Sydney Act of 1988. In 2004, Alexandria moved back into the City of Sydney, when the City of Sydney was merged with the City of South Sydney.
According to 2011 census, the most common ancestries in Alexandria were English 22.7%, Australian 19.2%, Irish 10.6%, Scottish 7.6% and Chinese 5.5%. 60.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.0%, New Zealand 4.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.5%, Ireland 1.4% and Indonesia 1.2%. 74.2% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Cantonese 2.2%, Mandarin 1.8%, Spanish 1.5%, Indonesian 1.1% and French 1.0%. The most common responses for religion in Alexandria were No Religion 39.1%, Catholic 22.6%, Anglican 10.3%, Buddhism 3.4% and Eastern Orthodox 2.6%
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