Hen and Chicken Bay
|Area:||0.3 km² (0.1 sq mi)|
|Location:||12 km (7 mi) from Sydney CBD|
|LGA:||City of Canada Bay|
Wareemba is a small suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wareemba is 12 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. Wareemba sits on the eastern shore of Hen and Chicken Bay, on the Parramatta River.
European settlement of the area began in the 1830s, with land mainly used for farming. The suburb was originally part of neighbouring suburb Abbotsford until declared a separate suburb in 1993. The name Wareemba comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "place where sweet water meets salt water".
Wareemba has a small group of shops located on Great North Road. Wareemba is famous for its coffee shops, including one business that combines fruit shop with coffee shop.
Wareemba Gospel Hall is in Coranto Street.
The suburb of Wareemba had a population of 1,390 people, according to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.
Like the nearby suburbs of Haberfield and Five Dock, Wareemba has a large population of residents with Italian ancestry. At the 2006 Census, 16% of the population of Wareemba noted their country of birth as being Italy, the second most popular response after Australia.
- ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wareemba (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC12005&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401.
- ^ "Wareemba". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/place_naming/placename_search/extract?id=KWckZxrXKW. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- ^ http://profile.id.com.au/Default.aspx?id=295&pg=101&gid=100&type=enum&prn=1
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