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Liverpool City

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Liverpool City is 212,232, with a population density of 6.95 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Liverpool City is located in Sydney's south-western suburbs - about 25 kilometres from the Sydney GPO. Liverpool City is bounded by Penrith City and Fairfield City in the north, the City of Canterbury Bankstown in the east, Sutherland Shire in the south-east, Campbelltown City and the Camden Council area in the south, and Wollondilly Shire in the west.

Name origin

Liverpool is named after the Earl of Liverpool, who at the time was the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from 1810, with people settling along the Georges River and in the Holsworthy region. Land was used mainly for farming, wine growing and market gardening. Liverpool was the first free planned settlement of Australia, with the population numbering just over 2,000 in 1841. Growth increased after the opening of the railway in 1856. The population was nearly 4,000 in 1901, growing to over 12,000 by 1947 and to 30,000 by 1960. Significant growth occurred in the 1960s when the Green Valley Housing estate (comprising the suburbs of Ashcroft, Busby, Cartwright, Heckenberg, Miller and Sadleir) was established. The population continued growing rapidly during the 1970s and 1980s, to become 98,000 by 1991. Rapid development continued in the 1990s, with the City’s population growing more than anywhere else in New South Wales, taking more than 13% of Sydney’s growth between 1991 and 2001, rising to a total of nearly 154,000 in 2001. The population continued to grow in the early 2000s, although at a slower rate, reaching over 164,000 in 2006 and about 180,000 by 2011. Growth in the last two decades has particularly been in central Liverpool and the areas to the west of central Liverpool, including the suburbs of Casula, Cecil Hills, Green Valley, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Prestons and West Hoxton. Population growth is expected to continue.

Land use
Land use 5% 35% 34% 26%

Land use

Liverpool City is a rapidly growing residential area with substantial industrial, commercial and rural areas. The City encompasses a total land area of 305 square kilometres, including extensive military training facilities in the Holsworthy-Moorebank area.


Liverpool City is served by the Hume Highway, the South Western Motorway, Westlink (M7) and the Campbelltown, East Hills/Airport, Cumberland and Bankstown railway lines.

Major features

Major features of the City include the Georges River, Chipping Norton Lakes, Holsworthy Barracks, Warwick Farm Racecourse, Sydney International Shooting Centre, Western Sydney Parklands, Bents Basin State Conservation Area, Leacock Regional Park, Gulguer Nature Reserve, Kemps Creek Nature Reserve, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool Hospital, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Liverpool and Miller Colleges), The University of Sydney (John Bruce Pye Farm and Wolverton Farm), Westfield Liverpool Shopping Centre, Liverpool Plaza Shopping Centre and the Liverpool CBD.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Liverpool area were the Cabrogal Aboriginal people.

Included areas

Liverpool City includes the suburbs and localities of Ashcroft, Austral, Badgerys Creek (part), Bringelly (part), Busby, Carnes Hill, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park (part), Chipping Norton, Denham Court (part), Edmondson Park, Elizabeth Hills, Greendale, Green Valley, Hammondville, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Holsworthy (part), Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Kemps Creek (part), Len Waters Estate, Leppington (part), Liverpool, Luddenham (part), Lurnea, Middleton Grange, Miller, Moorebank, Mount Pritchard (part), Pleasure Point, Prestons, Rossmore (part), Sadleir, Silverdale (part), Voyager Point, Wallacia (part), Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove and West Hoxton.