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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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Planning a vacation to Parramatta in Australia? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Parramatta is Sydney. Sydney is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, The Rocks. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Parramatta.

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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 26.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.94 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.21 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.28 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.09 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.3 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.24 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 24.55 (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 34.22 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.18 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.64 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.01 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.16 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.03 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.32 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.39 (Moderate)
  • Living in Parramatta - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Parramatta is 162.04 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.67 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.55 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.49 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.67 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.09 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.93 (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 0.52 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.55 USD

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

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