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Petersham is located in Sydney’s inner west, 7 kilometres south-west of the CBD. It is situated in the local government area of Marrickville Council.

Getting there and getting around

Petersham Station is on the Airport, Inner West & South Line of the Sydney Trains Network. The railway station itself was built in 1886 and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. The suburb is also serviced by a number of Sydney Buses routes including the 412, 428, 444 and 445.

Lifestyle and population

Petersham is known particularly for its vibrant Portugese community and is sometimes even referred to as ‘Little Portugal’. There are many Portugese restaurants, cafes and delicatessens in the suburb as well as an annual food and wine festival called the Bairro Português Food & Wine Fair.

With a population of about 7,500, around 2% of residents were born in Portugal. There is a diversity of household type demographics in Petersham. Couples with children make up nearly 35%, couples without children just under 25%, single occupancy households nearly 17% and group households just over 11%.

Property trends and opportunities

Nearly 50% of Petersham residents live in rental properties, with owner occupiers making up 20% (own outright) and just under 30% in the process of buying.

Median House Price   $1,200,000

Median House Rental Price   $740 pw

Average House time on market   51 days

Median Unit Price   $651,000

Median Unit Rental Price   $460

Average Unit time on market   38

*Note: Data accurate at time of update. Last update – June 2013