Crown and Baptist Streets
Boundaries and demographics
The Crown and Baptist Streets village covers the area from Goulburn Street, Surry Hills in the north to Phillip Street, Redfern in the south, and from Anzac Parade in the east to Chalmers Street in the west. A map of the area can be downloaded below.
The village group includes the suburbs of Surry Hills, the eastern half of Redfern and the western half of Moore Park. According to latest estimates 22,082 residents (12.03% of the City) and 19,024 workers (4.94% of the City) make up the local area.
The past to today
Surry Hills was once a working-class suburb and centre for the rag trade. Its European settlement dates back to the 1790s and the area's slums became the gritty setting for novels such as Ruth Park's 'The Harp in the South'.
Now it is a busy creative quarter with a mix of design and vintage stores, pubs, cafes and local bakeries.
At weekends, nearby Centennial Park is buzzing with joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists eager for fresh air, exercise and breakfast at the park's café.
The Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park has regular farmers' markets, cinemas and a variety of dining options.
|Crown and Baptist Streets village community profile 2011||PDF 1.1 MB||Download|
|Crown and Baptist Streets village community profile 2011||Word 833.7 KB||Download|
|Crown and Baptist Streets map||PDF 484.1 KB||Download|
Last updated: Tuesday, 16 July 2013