Talented employment sector

Parramatta's residency makeup is inclusive and diverse. It's a cultural melting pot that fuses global skill and experience equipping businesses and employers in Parramatta to compete on a global stage backed by professionals who speak the language of international business. 

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Parramatta Resident Demographics

In Parramatta, 93% of residents aged 15 or older are employed. The 2016 Census shows the top three employing industry sectors were Health care and social assistance, employing 13,340 people. This figure has grown by 2140 people since the 2011 census. Professional, scientific and technical services, employing 12,199 people. This figure has grown by 2989 people since the 2011 census. Retail trade, employing 9,638 people.

Parramatta has a high Asian population when compared to Greater Sydney. The population is comprised of 20% Chinese, 16.7% English, 16% Australian, 12.3% Indian.

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Parramatta Employment Profile

Parramatta’s job profile is becoming more professional and corporate.  An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in the City of Parramatta in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (33,772 people or 31.7%)
  • Clerical and administrative workers (16,429 people or 15.4%)
  • Managers (13,517 people or 12.7%)


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Parramatta is a growth area

From 2011 to 2016, the City’s population increased by 32,130 people (16.6%). This represents an average annual population change of 3.11% per year over the period.

Parramatta is popular with young families. Couples with children make up 38.3% of households.

An increasing number of urban, young professionals are working in Parramatta as well.