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Welcome to Kensington(2033)

  • Local Government Area (LGA): City of Randwick City Council
  • Distance from Sydney CBD: 5km (3 miles)
  • Approximate size for this postcode: 2.6 km²
  • Surrounding suburbs: Randwick(2031), Kingsford(2032), Eastlakes(2018), Centennial Park(2021), Rosebery(2018), Waterloo(2017), Moore Park(2021), Zetland(2017)
  • Total of population in this suburb in year 2011 : 12,776 people
  • Median age persons in 2011 was: 28 years old
  • Most of people in Kensington were born in Australia
  • Ancestors were mostly from: Chinese
  • Median individual income in 2011 was: $500 per week
  • Median family income was: $1,960 per week
  • Median house price (2010): $1,105,000
  • Median unit price (2010): $513,000
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Kensington - Suburb Highlights
Suburb Highlights

Kensington is located on the northern part of Randwick City along Anzac Parade. Key landmarks are University of NSW, Randwick Race Course, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the large open space area of the Australian Golf Course.  NIDA was the breeding ground for such stars as Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson.  The West Kensington Heritage Conservation Area is located in the north western corner of the suburb and is an excellent example of federation and interwar housing. Close to 60% of all dwellings in Kensington are apartments ranging from 1930s to the present (with many three storey walk-ups constructed during the 1970s). These apartments are primarily located in and around the town centre an in Raleigh Park. The Raleigh Park development, located in the northern part of Kensington is an example of a modern (1980s) residential complex with a mixture of high rise residential and townhouses. The dominant architectural style is the red-brick bungalow. If it’s space you’re after, then this is the suburb for you. Young professionals will also feel at home in the area, with contemporary apartments in the Raleigh Park offering views of the city skyline.

Public transport is a significant presence in the Kensington Street network with major STA bus services operating along Anzac Parade and cross regional services operating along Todman Avenue.

The main town centre of Kensington is in a strip of primarily one and two storey shops along Anzac Parade. Peters of Kensington is a key attractor. There’s also a number of retail outlet stores including babywear, lingerie, and haberdashery shops. There’s somewhere to buy your morning paper and a litre of milk on the way home from work as well.

While outside the suburb, Kensington is adjacent to major open spaces of Centennial Park and the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Anzac Parade cuts through the middle of the suburb, but it does have some highlights, including one of Sydney's most eccentric eateries, the kitsch Grotta Capri Seafood Restaurant, and an enclave of some of Sydney's finest Indonesian, Chinese and Malaysian restaurants.

Kensington Public School is the local state school. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary and Sydney Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools are also in the area. The University of NSW and Sydney Institute of Technology (TAFE), Randwick are also close by.

 

Note:
The demographics information are compiled from a variety of sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011 Census). Copyright in ABS Data resides with Commonwealth of Australia. Used with permission.