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City of Parramatta

Market characteristics

The City of Parramatta has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Parramatta's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Parramatta's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Parramatta20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents226,149100.0100.0194,077100.0100.0+32,072
Males113,15850.049.397,30950.149.3+15,849
Females112,99650.050.796,76849.950.7+16,228
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years41,60218.418.534,73317.919.3+6,869
15 - 24 years26,36811.712.525,27913.012.9+1,089
25 - 54 years108,26347.940.890,82446.841.4+17,439
55 - 64 Years22,3759.911.919,48210.011.7+2,893
65 years and over27,54612.216.323,76612.214.7+3,780
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school16,9127.58.113,5607.07.9+3,352
Secondary school12,5505.56.211,9156.16.5+635
TAFE4,1491.81.94,5862.42.4-437
University15,6446.95.012,2186.34.4+3,426
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born112,02749.527.686,44544.525.7+25,582
Speaks language other than English at home117,54052.025.188,24545.522.4+29,295
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all21,4349.54.515,2327.83.9+6,202
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree68,62637.223.449,45131.019.9+19,175
Advanced Diploma or Diploma17,0869.38.915,3379.68.3+1,749
Certificate level21,15611.518.119,85912.517.7+1,297
No qualification59,50032.239.156,80335.642.8+2,697
Household income--------------
Nill to $64910,94114.317.8--------
$650 to $1,49918,89224.727.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44919,48025.521.2--------
$2,500 or more 20,43426.723.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned18,74323.430.718,83126.731.9-88
Purchasing23,27329.030.422,33331.731.9+940
Renting31,77839.630.324,55234.929.1+7,226
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house37,63243.964.938,94552.267.9-1,313
Medium house18,36621.417.915,59020.917.4+2,776
High density28,97733.815.319,80926.513.3+9,168

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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