Parramatta Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Parramatta was 164,652 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

The median/average age of the people in Parramatta is 33 years of age.

44.4% of people living in the electorate of Parramatta were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.3% India, 7.3% China , 3.3% Lebanon, 2.0% Korea, Republic of , 1.8% Philippines, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.6% Sri Lanka, 1.3% England, 1.3% Hong Kong , 1.2% Afghanistan, 1.0% Iran, 0.9% Fiji, 0.9% Vietnam, 0.7% Malaysia.

39.3% of people living in Parramatta speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.6% Arabic, 7.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 6.4% Mandarin, 5.2% Cantonese, 4.7% Other, 4.4% Other, 3.2% Hindi, 2.5% Korean, 2.0% Tamil.

The religious makeup of Parramatta is 25.9% Catholic, 14.8% No religion, 11.2% Hinduism, 9.2% Anglican, 8.7% Islam, 8.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Buddhism, 2.9% Eastern Orthodox, 2.6% Uniting Church, 2.4% Other Religious Groups.

52.1% of people are married, 33.0% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 6575 widowed people living in Parramatta.

62.8% of the people living in Parramatta over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.6% are working on a part time basis. Parramatta has an unemployment rate of 7.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Parramatta are 25.8% Professionals, 17.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.2% Managers, 8.7% Labourers, 8.6% Sales workers, 8.5% Community & personal service workers, 6.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Parramatta work in are 12.2% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Retail trade, 9.2% Manufacturing, 8.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.8% Financial and insurance services, 6.6% Accommodation and food services, 6.5% Construction, 6.2% Wholesale trade, 6.1% Education and training.

23.5% of homes are fully owned, and 29.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $546 per week and the median household income is $1268 per week.

The median rent in Parramatta is $340 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Parramatta contains postcodes 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2142, 2145, 2146, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2160, 2161 and includes the suburbs of Camellia, Carlingford, Clyde, Constitution Hill, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Granville, Guildford, Harris Park, Holroyd, Mays Hill, Merrylands, Merrylands West, Northmead, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, South Granville, South Wentworthville, Telopea, Wentworthville and Westmead.