Parramatta Tourism, Australia

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Parramatta (/ˌpærəˈmætə/) is a suburb and major business district in the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. It is located in Central-Western Sydney 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Parramatta is the administrative seat of the local government area of the City of Parramatta. It is also acknowledged on the register of the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales as one of only four cities within the Sydney metropolitan area. Parramatta, founded in the same year as Sydney by the British in 1788, is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia, the economic capital of Greater Western Sydney and the sixth largest central business district in Australia. Since 2000, Parramatta has seen the consolidation of its role as a government centre with the relocation of agencies such as the New South Wales Police Force headquarters and Sydney Water, from the Sydney CBD. Parramatta is a major business and commercial centre, and the second largest CBD in the State of New South Wales. Parramatta has many high density commercial and residential developments. It is home to Westfield Parramatta, which is the ninth largest shopping centre in Australia by gross leasable area. Simultaneously, major upgrades have occurred around the railway station with the expansion of Westfield Parramatta, the creation of a new transport interchange, and the ongoing development of the Parramatta Square local government precinct. It is colloquially known as Parra.

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Facts and Stats for Parramatta*

  • Pollution Statistics in Parramatta

    Know the pollution level of Parramatta before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Parramatta: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Parramatta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Parramatta.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.22 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.22 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.78 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.22 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Parramatta - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 76.39 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.21 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 67.24 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.43 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.21 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 210.03 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Parramatta

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Parramatta

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 15.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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