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Suburb Profile - East Lindfield

East Lindfield is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. East Lindfield is located 13 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council.


Lindfield means "lime tree field". The Lindfield area was settled in the 1850s. The name derives from the native town of early landowner Mr List, who named his house after Lindfield, Sussex, England. When the railway line came through the area in 1890s, the name of the property was used to identify the station and neighbourhood.

Suburban development in East Lindfield occurred mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, so most of the houses in East Lindfield are newer and have a different style to those of Lindfield, which mostly pre-date World War II.

Lindfield railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network. Sydney Buses run the 207 route to East Lindfield. East Lindfield is also home to Lindfield East Public School.


According to the 2011 census, there were 3,628 residents in East Lindfield. There was a high rate of married people in East Lindfield, with 64.1% of residents aged 15 years and over being married. The most common ancestries in East Lindfield were English 24.8%, Australian 23.5%, Chinese 12.2%, Scottish 7.4% and Irish 7.1%. East Lindfield residents had high incomes, with a median weekly household income of $2,694. There was considerable participation in voluntary work, with 28.3% of people doing official voluntary work in the previous 12 months. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 17.8% of people doing voluntary work.

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