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People Of Parramatta Westmead Then & Now

People of Parramatta WESTMEAD THEN & NOW WESTMEAD IS NAMED AFTER ITS LOCATION, THE WEST MEADOW OF THE PARRAMATTA GOVERNMENT DOMAIN Settled in the early 1800s, Westmead's population began to flourish in the post - war years. Thanks to development in the early 1990s, Westmead's population began to thrive and continues to tell an exciting and highly specialised growth story today. ARATA A AAATA APA 2km? -------- ------ ----- F---- =D%=D=D= %: AA ATEARA BAREANAAAA WE ARE DIVERSE AND FAST-GROWING 69% 41% of people come from - Population– INCREASE OVERSEAS in 2011 over the past 10 years. From 16% 53% (2001) 2001 6,274 TOP 3 COUNTRIES OF BIRTH: 2006 7,309 2011 8,858 36% 4% 4% SRI LANKA 5% 7% INDIA CHINA Top 3 Countries in 2011 Top 3 Countries in 2001 21% 34% 11% From 24% (2001) From From 23% (2001) 9% (2001) PARENTS & HOMEBUILDERS (35-49) YOUNG WORKFORCE (25-34) BABIES & CHILDREN (0-4) Couples with Children Single Person Couples without Children 32% 29% 25% From From From 29% (2001) 23% (2001) 19% (2001) of Westmead are from Non English Speaking Backgrounds THE TOP 5 LANGUAGES ARE: 65% 10% Hindi From 49% (2001) 10% Gujarati of Westmead speak another language plus English well at home 6% Telugu 55% 5% Tamil From 37% (2001) 5% Mandarin WE ARE YOUNG AND EDUCATED Westmead is home to a young, diverse and increasingly educated population attracted by educational and economic opportunity. 83% of the population is connected to the internet Westmead's reputation as an internationally recognised centre of excellence in medical research and bio-technology, as well as being the location of the major teaching hospital for the University of Sydney, has been a key factor drawing a young and educated workforce to the area. EDUCATION From 26% of the population have no qualification 42% (2001) 47% of the population have a Bachelor's degree or higher From 26% (2001) 74% of the population have completed Year 12 or equivalent TOP 3 INDUSTRIES IN WHICH PARRAMATTA RESIDENTS WORK: 20% 12% 9% Health Care and Social Assistance Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Financial and Insurance Services WE ARE TRANSFORMING Growing economic prosperity and good access to Parramatta CBD makes Westmead a great place to raise a family. 58% (2001) EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES HOUSING TYPES With projections for 7000 new jobs by 2036, many of them high-level research and medical roles, Westmead has a positive growth story filled with opportunity. 13% (2001) 21% 66% Mortgage Payers Renters High Density Housing has INCREASED 1% From Low Density 9% (2001) to 65% HE 34% From From 30% (2001) 53% (2001) Medium Density Medium Highest Income Group HOUSEHOLD INCOME From 27% (2001) Medium Lowest Income Group From 22% (2001) Highest Income Group From 27% (2001) Lowest Income Group From 24% (2001) 32% 32% 20% 15% WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF WESTMEAD Already established as a centre of research excellence, Westmead will continue to attract a highly educated population as it expands its health and related services sector, already employing 14000 people to provide services for more than two million residents in Greater Sydney by 2036. 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 FUTURE GENERATION SOURCES: 2011 Census: Australian Bureau of Statistics

People Of Parramatta Westmead 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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