Boundaries and demographics
King Street village covers the area from Parramatta Road in the north to Sydney Park in the south, and from Alexandria in the east to King Street, Newtown in the west. A map of the area can be downloaded below.
The village group includes the suburbs of Camperdown, Newtown, Erskineville and a small portion of Alexandria (west of Euston Road). According to latest estimates 19,458 residents (10.60% of the City) and 13,081 workers (3.39% of the City ) make up the local area.
From the past to today
Camperdown sits on a parcel of land once granted to William Bligh, the fourth governor of New South Wales. Once the site of a racecourse the suburb is now dominated by the University of Sydney and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Newtown is Sydney’s oldest suburban centre. It was established as an upper-class part of Sydney in 1862 but soon became known as a working-class district.
It is the home of Australia's second rugby league team, established when working-class players revolted over game payments denied to them by rugby's hierarchy.
Today the off-beat area is famous for live music venues, performing arts spaces and quirky pubs. It is also home to many artists, writers and musicians. Much of the shopping has an ecologically friendly bent with plenty of vintage and recycled clothing stores. Newtown's dining is an eclectic mix,with a United Nations of cuisines lining King Street and Enmore Road.
Nearby Erskineville has a slow-paced village atmosphere. Sydney Park sits in the southern portion of the village.
Last updated: Tuesday, 16 July 2013