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Holroyd City

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Holroyd City is 0, with a population density of persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Holroyd City is located in Sydney's western suburbs, about 25 kilometres from the Sydney GPO. Holroyd City is bounded by Parramatta City in the north and east, Fairfield City in the south and Blacktown City in the west.

Name origin

Holroyd is named after Arthur Todd Holroyd, the first Mayor of the municipality.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the 1790s when expansion from Parramatta stimulated growth in the northern suburbs. Land was used mainly for small scale farming and stock grazing. Population was minimal until the 1850s and 1860s. Growth took place in the late 1870s and 1880s, particularly in the City’s east, aided by the opening of railway stations. The population continued to grow in the early 1900s. The most significant residential development occurred in the post-war years, predominantly during the 1950s and 1960s, aided by immigration and industrial growth. The population remained relatively stable during the 1980s, and then grew gradually during the 1990s, increasing from about 79,000 in 1991 to 85,000 in 2001. Growth continued with the population increasing to about 89,000 in 2006, and then to nearly 99,000 in 2011. Most of the growth in the last two decades has been from urban consolidation (medium and high density housing) in the established areas, but more recently has been from redevelopment of previous industrial land in the suburb of Pemulwuy.

Land use

Holroyd City is a predominantly residential area, with substantial industrial areas and some commercial areas. The City encompasses a total land area of nearly 40 square kilometres.


The City is served by the Western Motorway, the Cumberland Highway, the Great Western Highway and the main western and south-western railway lines.

Major features

Major features of the City include Cumberland Country Golf Club, Merrylands Town Centre, Stockland Merrylands Shopping Centre, Central Gardens, Merrylands Park and Holroyd Gardens.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Holroyd area were the Dharug Aboriginal people.

Included areas

Holroyd City includes the suburbs of Girraween, Granville (part), Greystanes, Guildford (part), Guildford West, Holroyd, Mays Hill, Merrylands (part), Merrylands West, Parramatta (part), Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill (part), Smithfield (part), South Wentworthville, Toongabbie (part), Wentworthville (part), Westmead (part), Woodpark and Yennora (part).