Oxford Street Sydney's famous shopping strip remains a top destination for restaurants, dining and boutique retailing while entertainment venues in Moore Park and wide open spaces in Centennial Park draw large crowds from across Sydney and beyond.
Oxford Street Local has a strong cultural and creative scene and residents are proud of the area’s longstanding status as the heart of gay and lesbian culture in Sydney.
The area is also home to significant institutions including St Vincent’s Hospital, Australian Museum, National Art School and Victoria Barracks.
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“Oxford Street’s acknowledgment of diversity. A cultural and culinary highlight of the city of Sydney.”
“The laneways themselves are the hidden treasures.”
“Cosmopolitan location, vibrant LGBTQI culture and night life.”
The population of Oxford Street Local village tends to be highly educated white-collar professionals with high incomes. A large proportion of the population live as singles or couples with no children.
|Median Household Income (2011)**||$96,986 (28.5% above Metro median)|
|Singles + Couples (No Kids) (2011)**||75% (Metro average=47%)|
*Estimate based on projections by id Forecast **Census estimates
Business presence in the area is dominated by the large number of retail and dining establishments on Oxford Street and throughout Darlinghurst, with creative industries also having a significant presence.
While the restaurant and bar scene in the village is thriving, the retail scene is currently evolving as shopping patterns on Oxford Street change.
|Employing Businesses (2012)||1,345|
|Top 3 Industries by Number of Employing Businesses||Food & Drink (20.1%) Retail & Personal Services (16.3%) Creative Industries (14.9%)|
|Proportion of Employing Businesses with less than 20 Employees|
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