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Darlinghurst is an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Darlinghurst is located immediately east of the Sydney central business district (CBD) and Hyde Park, within the local government area of the City of Sydney. Darlinghurst is a densely populated suburb with the majority of residents living in apartments or terraced houses. Once a slum and red-light district, Darlinghurst has undergone urban renewal since the 1980s to become a cosmopolitan area composed of many unique precincts. Places such as Victoria Street (which connects Darlinghurst to Potts Point in the north), Stanley Street (Little Italy) and Crown Street (Vintage and Retro Fashion) are known as culturally rich destinations. These high street areas are connected by a network of lane-ways and street corners replete with small bars, cafes and boutique indie retail. Demographically, Darlinghurst is home to the highest percentage of generation X and Y (28 – 47 years of age) in Australia. The vast majority of businesses in Darlinghurst are independently owned and operated small businesses with over 50% of all commercial activity in the area being consumer oriented: indie retail, food, drink, dining, leisure and personal services. Darlinghurst is also home to large number of off-street creative industries. This business mix coupled with the area's history of inclusion and acceptance give Darlinghurst an eclectic and vibrant flair. Darlinghurst's main street is Oxford Street. This major Sydney road runs east from the south-eastern corner of Hyde Park through Darlinghurst and Paddington and terminates at Bondi Junction. Oxford Street is one of Sydney's most famous shopping and dining strips. The Darlinghurst end is well-known around the world as the centre of Sydney's gay community, is the yearly parade route of the Sydney Mardi Gras and the spiritual birthplace of the LGBT rights movement. It is home to a number of prominent gay venues and businesses, while more broadly Darlinghurst is a centre of Sydney's burgeoning small bar scene. From the 1990s onwards Oxford Street began to garner a reputation for being Sydney's primary "nightclub strip", popular with both gay and straight clubbers, surpassing the notorious red-light district of Kings Cross in popularity. As a result of the influx of revellers, crime rates reportedly increased in the area around 2007, particularly for assaults and robberies. This reported increase should be understood in terms of a very low background crime rate in East Sydney in general. There are a number of named localities in and around Darlinghurst including Taylor Square, Three Saints Square, Kings Cross and confusingly also East Sydney. Locals have used this name to refer to the area immediately around Stanley Street in the suburb's west, however the title is used more broadly throughout the area from Wooloomooloo up to Taylor Square where the old Darlinghurst Gaol still has the words East Sydney in brass lettering above the main entrance. This is because from 1900 to 1969 the entire area to the east of Sydney's CBD, from the harbour to Redfern, was an electorate known as the Division of East Sydney. Already in 1820 the entire ridge line running from Potts Point to Surry Hills was known as Eastern Hill. Darlinghurst shares a postcode (2010) and an extensive soft southern border with neighbouring suburb Surry Hills which, with Paddington to the east and Woolloomooloo, Rushcutters Bay and Potts Point to the north, comprise the metropolitan region of East Sydney. Although only minutes walk away from the Sydney CBD, this region is geographically distinct from it; separated from the more well known commercial centre by several landmarks: Central railway station, Hyde Park, St Mary's Cathedral and the The Domain. East Sydney hosts numerous restaurants that consistently garner local and international media attention. Sydney's Eastern Suburbs cover all the land from the east of Darlinghurst up to the Pacific Ocean.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Darlinghurst in Australia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Darlinghurst like a local. After your splendid visit to Darlinghurst, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sydney. Sydney, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, The Rocks. Also, to reach Darlinghurst, you'll have to take a flight to Sydney; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Darlinghurst*

  • Pollution Statistics in Darlinghurst

    Know the pollution level of Darlinghurst before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.3 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.55 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.16 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.32 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.22 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 24.54 (Low)
  • Darlinghurst: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Darlinghurst for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Darlinghurst.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.52 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.64 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.06 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.46 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.81 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.11 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.04 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.15 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.14 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.26 (Moderate)
  • Living in Darlinghurst - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Darlinghurst is 162.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.81 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.51 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.52 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.09 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.69 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Darlinghurst

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Darlinghurst

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.52 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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