Location: Parramatta


Parramatta is one of the major business districts of Sydney. The suburb is only 23 kilometres away from the Sydney central business district. Parramatta is named after the river ‘Parramatta’ that is running through the suburb. The suburb is the administrative seat of the local government area of the City of Parramatta. Around 20,000 people live in the suburb. Parramatta is surrounded by Northmead, North Parramatta, Oatlands, Westmead, Rosehill, Greystanes, Mays Hill and Harris Park.

The British founded Parramatta in 1788. Sydney founded in the same year. The suburb is the second largest business district in the state of New South Wales.


Getting Around

Parramatta railway station is a major transport interchange on the Sydney rail network. It is served by Sydney Trains’ Cumberland Line and North Shore, Northern & Western Line. NSW TrainLink operates intercity services on the Blue Mountains Line as well as services to rural New South Wales.

Parramatta is also serviced by a major bus interchange located on the southeastern side of the railway station. The interchange is served by buses utilising the North West T-Way to Rouse Hill and the Liverpool-Parramatta T-way to Liverpool.

Local Area Statistics



Population 19,745
Male 10,303
Female 9,442
Median Age 30

Source ABS Census 2011,PARRAMATTA NSW



All private dwellings 8,418
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1314
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1

Source ABS Census 2011,PARRAMATTA NSW