Profile of the electoral division of Parramatta (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1901 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named after the city covered by the electoral division. The name 'Parramatta' is variously believed to be:
* the Dharuk word for 'head of the river', or
* derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'place where the eels lie down' or 'dark jungle head of a river', or
* derived from the name of the tribe 'Burramattagal'.
Area
57 sq km
Location Description:
Parramatta covers an area from Carlingford (part) and Rydalmere in the east to Toongabbie and South Wentworthville in the west. The main suburbs include Carlingford (part), Constitution Hill, Dundas, Granville, Harris Park, Holroyd, Merrylands, Mays Hill, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Toongabbie, South Wentworthville, Wentworthville and Westmead.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Retail, financial services, transport industry, building materials, major industry, tourism and higher education with the Western Sydney University's Parramatta campus.
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Owens, J (ALP) 2004–
  • Cameron, R (LP) 1996–2004
  • Elliott, R P (ALP) 1990–1996
  • Brown, J J (ALP) 1977–1990
  • Ruddock, P M (LP) 1973–1977
  • Bowen, N H (LP) 1964–1973
  • Barwick, G E (LP) 1958–1964
  • Beale, O H (LP) 1946–1958
  • Stewart, F H (UAP) 1931–1946
  • Rowe, A E (ALP) 1929–1931
  • Bowden, E K (NAT) 1922–1929
  • Pratten, H E (NAT) 1921–1922
  • Cook, J (FT/ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1901–1921
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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