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The People of Paramatta - Then and Now

People of Parramatta LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA THEN & NOW WE'VE GOT A GREAT STORY TO TELL AND IT ALL STARTED HERE. What would eventually become Parramatta has been a wonderful place to gather and meet for over 40,000 years. 40,000 YEARS AGO 1788 1938 First Settlement Colonial Settlement Becomes a City by traditional owners, the Darug people By Governor Phillip to generate food for the new colony of Sydney E A ARAAAAA MARAAAAA Af sAA AAAAAAS AA AA AAAAA 61 km? 2014: THE COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL PARRAMATTA TODAY CBD OF WESTERN Parramatta is Australia's fastest growing region, with young workers and their families attracted by the exciting opportunity to build a bright future. SYDNEY WE ARE YOUNG AND FAST-GROWING A young and growing population is settling in Parramatta because it's a great place to live. 83,560 83,298 From 19% Children Age 0-14 20% (2001) From 17% 12% Seniors Age 65+ 13% (2001) 'T'T' Aboriginal &Torres - Population– INCREASE 1% Strait Islander over the past 10 years. The average age of the population is 33. MALE FEMALE POPULATION POPULATION 50.1% 49.5% The male/female ratio has been stable since 2001. 142,308 (2001) 166,858 (2011) 21% 20% 8% From From From 22% (2001) 17% (2001) 7% (2001) PARENTS & HOMEBUILDERS (35-49) YOUNG WORKFORCE (25-34) BABIES & CHILDREN (0-4) Parent and homebuilders makes up the largest age segment. 45% of people come from OVERSEAS in 2011 +8% From 37% (2001) 3% 4% 4% 4% 7% Top 3 Countries in 2011 8% UK LEBANNΝ Top 3 Countries in 2001 CHINA INDIA Couples with children are the leading household type, and this has remained stable from 2001 to 2011. Couples with Children Single Person Couples without Children 35% 22% 21% WE ARE DIVERSE We're a culturally diverse population with influences and wisdom from many places. Collectively, Parramatta residents speak over 140 LANGUAGES PARRAMATTA'S MOST DIVERSE SUBURBS: Harris Park: 72% Granville-Clyde: 65% PARRAMATTA Guilford: 65% South Granville- Chester Hill: 65% Merrylands: 63% 50% 41% Westmead: 63% OF THE POPULATION speaks a language other than OF THE POPULATION speaks another language and Parramatta: 61% ENGLISH ENGLISH Eastwood: 51% at home. well. The Non-English speaking community was the fastest growing population segment between 2001 and 2011. WE ARE EDUCATED People choose to live in Parramatta because it's a city filled with opportunity and people working towards a positive future. People in Parramatta benefit from growing educational opportunities, strong employment and access to city facilities and services. 62% 93% Full Time of the population are EMPLOYED 28% Part Time EDUCATION is on the rise. 26% of the population have a Bachelor Degree or higher From 35% of the population have some form of Tertiary Education 29% (2001) 58% of people over 15 years have completed Year 12 schooling (or equivalent) From 9% (2001) 75% of the population is connected to the internet TOP 3 INDUSTRIES IN WHICH PARRAMATTA RESIDENTS WORK: 12% 10% 9% Health Care and Social Assistance Retail Trade Manufacturing WE ARE RESILIENT Parramatta offers new members of the community a great start in life, and longer term residents the opportunity to join the pathway to success. 36% (2001) 35% (2001) HOUSING TYPES 20% (2001) There has been a shift into more medium and high density housing. Most people rent or have a mortgage. 24% 30% 38% Home Owners Mortgage Payers Renters High Density Housing has INCREASED 51% From 60% (2001) Low Density to 24% 聞 18% From From 20% (2001) Medium Density 18% (2001) TOP 3 SUBURBS: For RENTERS: For MORTGAGE HOLDERS: For FULLY OWNED HOMES: Old Toongabbie Toongabbie Westmead 67% Harris Park Parramatta Winston Hills Oatlands Eastwood Winston Hills 63% 58% 45% 44% 39% 43% 41% 41% HOUSEHOLD INCOMES Median weekly household income = $1,288 5 suburbs with the highest population of PARRAMATTA HIGH-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS: 37% Epping 37% Oatlands 33% Eastwood 32% Winston Hills 32% Westmead 5 suburbs with the highest population of LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS: 50% South Granville 2001 2011 42% Guilford 34% Telopea 34% Granville-Clyde In the 10 years from 2001 to 2011, income inequality has not increased in Parramatta. 34% Merrylands WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF PARRAMATTA From our proud heritage of being the oldest inland European settlement in Australia to our rich and diverse multicultural population today, Parramatta is a destination for young people and families seeking out the opportunity to build a rich and fulfilling life and help grow a positive community for future generations. This infographic was prepared by Parramatta City Council's Social Outcomes Team. For more information please go to RRAMATIS We respectfully acknowledge the Darug people as the past and present traditional owners of Parramatta and pay our respects to the leaders A PARRAMATTA CITY FUTURE GENERATION of the traditional custodians of this land. COUNCIL SOURCES: 2011 Census: Australian Bureau of Statistics | 2009 Times Higher Education World University Rankings | Parramatta City Council Annual Report 2007/08: p29 -30 .::

The People of Paramatta - Then and Now

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Parramatta is Australia’s fastest growing region, with young workers and their families attracted by the exciting opportunity to build a bright future.




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