The Sydney Morning Herald on 8 January 2011 reported that Strathfield had the highest proportion of doctors of any suburb in Sydney. This was attributed to the close proximity of Strathfield to many Sydney hospitals. However, this is no statistical aberration.
Strathfield historically has a high proportion of professionals (particularly from medical and legal professions) and higher than average levels of higher education. This has been consistent demographic for over 100 years.
There have been many prominent people associated with the medical profession residing in Strathfield including Sir Phillip Sydney Jones (see picture – knighted for his work on tuberculosis, lived at ‘Llandilo’ The Boulevarde Strathfield), Col. Dr Frederick Macguire (director of Medical services in the AIF in World Wars I and II, lived at ‘Wirrulda’ Redmyre Road Strathfield,), Dr Arthur Mills (Physician with Prince Alfred Hospital and Professor of Principles and Practices of Medicine at Sydney University ‘Brunyarra’ The Boulevarde) and Dr Walter Burfitt (‘Radstoke’ Malvern Crescent Strathfield). This is a just a few of the many medical professionals associated with Strathfield.