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People Of Parramatta Rydalmere Then & Now

People of Parramatta RYDALMERE THEN & NOW SETTLED IN THE EARLY 1800S, RYDALMERE IS NAMED AFTER A VILLAGE IN WESTMORELAND, ENGLAND. Rydalmere has a proud history dating back to the early 1800s, with residential growth beginning to accelerate after 1900. New high-density housing developments saw steady growth since the 1990s. Today, Rydalmere is established as a base for industry and a centre for educational excellence, with strong links to the University of Western Sydney. ARATA AA AAAAAAA AAAAAAAA A AA AANAAAA 4km? BAREANAAAAA WE ARE STABLE AND FAMILY-ORIENTED Rydalmere represents an older and more stable population 37% of people come from OVERSEAS - Population – INCREASE in 2011 over the past 10 years. From O 4% 33% (2001) 2001 5,829 TOP 3 COUNTRIES OF BIRTH: 2006 5,930 2011 6,313 6% 10% 3% 4% CHINA 58% UK *: of people were born IN AUSTRALIA 3% 5% in 2011 Top 3 Countries in 2011 SOUTH KOREA From 61% (2001) 3% Top 3 Countries in 2001 13% From 16% (2001) From From 25% (2001) 10% (2001) OLDER WORKERS & PRE-RETIREES (50-59) PARENTS & HOMEBUILDERS (35-49) YOUNG WORKFORCE (25-34) Couples with Children Couples without Children Single Person 36% 21% 20% From 39% (2001) From 21% (2001) From 22% (2001) THE TOP 5 LANGUAGES ARE: of Rydalmere are from Non English Speaking Backgrounds 32% 8% Mandarin From 27% (2001) 7% Cantonese 6% Korean of Rydalmere speaks only English at home 53% 3% Arabic From 64% (2001) 2% Persian/Dari WE ARE PERSEVERING 76% of households are connected to the internet EDUCATION From 23% of the population have a Bachelor's degree or higher 14% (2001) 45% of the population have no qualification From 52% (2001) 56% of the population have completed Year 12 or equivalent TOP 3 INDUSTRIES IN WHICH PARRAMATTA RESIDENTS WORK: 10% 9% Retail Trade Health Care and Social Assistance Manufacturing WE ARE ESTABLISHED SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH HOUSING NEEDS 13% live in Social Housing (compares to 9% in the Parramatta Local Government Area) 13% HOUSING TYPES 34% (2001) 27% (2001) 22% (2001) The area is dominated by low (69% - 63% ) and medium density (27% - 32%) housing, with small increases in high density (4% - 5%) 25% 38% 32% Home Owners Mortgage Payers Renters High Density Housing has INCREASED 63% From Low Density 69% (2001) to 5% 32% From From 27% (2001) 4% (2001) Medium Density Medium Highest Income Group From Medium Lowest Income Group HOUSEHOLD INCOME: 27% (2001) From 22% (2001) Highest Income Group Lowest Income Group From From 26% (2001) 24% (2001) 26% 25% 26% 24% WE ARE POISED FOR CHANGE The people of Rydalmere are set for change in the medium to long term, as the suburb transitions through the expansion of the university. This will lead to a larger population which is younger, more diverse and has greater prosperity. WITH ECONOMIC ROOTS ESTABLISHED IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR, RYDALMERE IS POISED TO EXPERIENCE A SUBTLE SHIFT TOWARDS A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SECTOR. 24 Investment by the University of Western Sydney has projected student growth from 13,000 to 30,000 over the next 20 years positioning Rydalmere as a world class education precinct. WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF RYDALMERE Over the next 25 years, it is expected that Rydalmere will house a high-tech business park developed in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney. The precinct is also expected to accommodate over 11,000 new knowledge worker jobs, attract 2,500 tertiary professionals and be home to 30,000 students. This infographic was prepared by Parramatta City Council's Social Outcomes Team. For more information please go to We respectfully acknowledge the Darug people as the past and present traditional owners of Parramatta and pay our respects to the leaders of the traditional custodians of this land. PARRAMATTA PARKANATTA FUTURE GENERATION CITYSOUNCIL SOURCES: 2011 Census: Australian Bureau of Statistics |

People Of Parramatta Rydalmere Then & Now

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The infographic fact sheets tell the positive story of the changing demographic of Parramatta, a wonderful and vibrant place to live, over the past 10 years.


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