Topics: Central business district, Difference, Suburbs of Sydney Pages: 2 (368 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Maroubra and Kogarah are the suburbs of Sydney. Both two cities have their own distinguished features. This report will compare the similar and contrast of their location, people, housing, and services features of the two cities.

The housing at the both cities is similar because their locations are not far from the CBD (Central Business District). Therefore, the median apartment price of the two cities is almost equal which Maroubra is slightly expensive than Kogarah, the respective prices are $575.000 and $420.000. In general, apartment price is cheaper than house price at the both cities, so the percentage of people live in apartment is similar, 42% and 45%, respectively.

The people of the two cities differ greatly in population and composition. Firstly, the number of people in Maroubra is twice times in Kogarah. It has about 26,500 people whereas Maroubra has only 10,900 people. Besides, the largest group of the age of the two cities is nearly equal, 20 years old to 39 years old: 33% and 31%. Secondly, in both cities, the citizens almost were born in Australia, Maroubra is 53% and Koragah is 47%, which means nearly 50% of the population are immigrants or born oversea. The most nationalities of them in Kogarah are United Kingdom and Indonesia, 4% and 3%, respectively, while Kogarah are Chinese and Greek, 7% and 4%, respectively.

Finally, there are similarities and differences in the services of the two cities including transport, retail, hospital and education facilities. In both cities, the local people use bus and driving to work approximate 50%. However, in Maroubra, there is no train service. Furthermore, hospitals in the both two cities include one major hospital and many private clinics. In term of retail services, Maroubra has the medium-sized shopping centre, small shops and cafes on major roads, while Kogarah has the small shopping centre, small shops and cafes near the train station. Besides, the education facilities in the both cities...
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