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People Of Parramatta Local Government Area Then & 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 Becomes a City Colonial Settlement By Governor Phillip to generate food for the new colony of Sydney First Settlement by traditional owners, the Darug people ARARAAA MARAAAA AAARA RAARA ANAAAAA AAAAAAARA AA ARAAAAAA AAAAAAA ARAAA 61 km? 2014: THE COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL PARRAMATTA TODAY Parramatta is Australia's fastest growing region, with young workers and their families attracted by the exciting opportunity to build a bright future. CBD OF WESTERN 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 20% (2001) 19% Children Age 0-14 From 17% 12% Seniors Age 65+ 13% (2001) T'T Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander 1% Population- INCREASE 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% From 22% (2001) From 17% (2001) From 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% 8% Top 3 Countries in 2011 UK LEBANON 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 Granyille- 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. 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. WE ARE EDUCATED 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 29% (2001) 35% of the population have some form of Tertiary Education 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% HH 18% From From 20% (2001) Medium Density 18% (2001) TOP 3 SUBURBS: For RENTERS: For MORTGAGE HOLDERS: For FULLY OWNED HOMES: Westmead Harris Park Parramatta Winston Hills Old Toongabbie Toongabbie Oatlands Eastwood Winston Hills 67% 63% 58% 45% 44% 39% 43% 41% 41% HOUSEHOLD INCOMES Median weekly household income = $1,288 5 suburbs with the highest population of O 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 42% Guilford 2001 2011 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 multicultural population today, Parramatta is a destination for young people and families seeking out the opportunity Australia our rich and diverse 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 TTA We respectfully acknowledge the Darug people as the past and present traditional owners of Parramatta and pay our respects to the leaders PARRAMATTA FUTURE GENERATION CITY of the traditional custodians of this land. COUNCI SOURCES: 2011 Census: Australian Bureau of Statistics | 2009 Times Higher Education World University Rankings | Parramatta City Council Annual Report 2007/08: p29 -30

People Of Parramatta Local Government Area Then & Now

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The infographic fact sheets tell the positive story of the changing demographic of Parramatta over the past 10 years. It’s a wonderful and vibrant place to live and the data tells a great story.


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