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Parramatta Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Parramatta Ward is 50,545, with a population density of 34.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Parramatta Ward is bounded by Blacktown City, Old Windsor Road, Toongabbie Creek, The Quarry Branch, Windsor Road and James Ruse Drive in the north, Pennant Hills Road, Church Street, Victoria Road, Macarthur Street and Harris Street in the east, Hassall Street and the railway line in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1788, with land used mainly for farming. The township of Parramatta was established in 1790. The Parramatta Correctional Centre (originally Parramatta Gaol) operated in the area between 1798 and 2011. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth into the early 1900s, following the opening of the railway line. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s. The population increased from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

Parramatta Ward is a residential, industrial, commercial, educational and institutional area. More than half of the dwellings in the area are medium or high density housing.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Parramatta CBD, Parramatta Community Health Services, Cumberland Hospital (East and West Campuses), Westmead Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Private Hospital, University of Western Sydney (Westmead Precinct), Parramatta Heritage Centre, Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Gatehouse Art Gallery, Old Government House, Parramatta Town Hall, Lancer Barracks (Linden Military Museum), Reg Byrne Community Centre, James Ruse Business Park, Parramatta Wharf, the Parramatta River Ferry, Parramatta Swimming Centre, Parramatta Park, Pirtek Stadium (Parramatta Stadium), Parramatta Leagues Club, Parramatta RSL Club, Alice Watkins Reserve, Ambrose Hallen Park, Armagh Park, Arrunga Gardens, Arthur Phillip Park, Backhousia Reserve, Belmore Park, Bernie Amos Oval, Bill Thompson Reserve, Binalong Park, Birk Park, Burlington Memorial Park, Charles Herbert Reserve, Darcy Road Reserve, David Frater Reserve, Doris Sargeant Park, Emma Playground, Frank Hayes Playground, Gallery Gardens, Gibbons Reserve, Greenmeadows Creek Reserve, Hammers Road Reserve, Hospital Farm Reserve, Joseph Knox Park, Lake Parramatta Reserve, McCoy Park, Milson Park, Moxham Park, Oakes Road Reserve, Old Kings Oval, Otto Losco Reserve, Parablanga Reserve, Peachtree Avenue Reserve, Prince Alfred Park, Rausch Street Reserve, Reynolds Park, Richill Park, Robin Hood Park, Ron Hill Park, Sheehan Playground, Tartoola Reserve, Thane Street Playground, Third Settlement Reserve, Toongabbie Creek Reserve, Whitehaven Park, Willsford Homes Playground, Wilmot Reserve, the Parramatta River, Parramatta River Walk, the Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Toongabbie, Westmead and Wentworthville railway stations, Macarthur Girls High School and numerous other schools.

Included areas

Parramatta Ward encompasses the suburbs of Constitution Hill and Old Toongabbie, the City of Parramatta parts of the suburbs of Pendle Hill, Seven Hills, Toongabbie, Wentworthville and Westmead, and parts of the suburbs of Ermington, North Parramatta, Northmead and Parramatta.