Schofields is a growing suburb on the fringe of Sydney’s urban sprawl, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Schofields is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area. It is part of Greater Western Sydney’s North West Growth Area. As of June 2019, Schofield has an average gross yield 3.9% – 0.1% higher than that of Greater Sydney (3.8%).
As at the 2016 Census, Schofields had an estimated population of 4,983. In 2001, Schofields had an estimated population of 3,012. Over the 15 year period, Schofield’s population increased by 65.4%. The suburb is on the rural-urban fringe of Sydney, and is expanding rapidly. It is in the NSW Government’s North West Growth Area. Schofields has numerous housing developments underway, which are expected to provide over 2,950 new homes.
Schofields is a mostly Catholic area (30.8%). The second largest religion is No Religion (17.7%). The most spoken language in Schofields is English, with Hindi being the second most spoken language at 3.7%. The majority of people from Schofields identified as Australian (21.3%), followed closely by English (20.4%). The third largest ancestry was Indian at 8.4%.