New South Wales
Named after the locality of Parramatta which was first settled in 1788. The name is Aboriginal for 'plenty of eels' or 'head of river'.
Parramatta covers an area of approximately 61 sq km from Wharf Rd Ermington in the east to Girraween Creek, Toongabbie in the west and from North Rocks Rd Carlingford in the north to the M4 Motorway in the south. The main suburbs include Carlingford, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Girraween, Harris Park, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Northmead, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Toongabbie, Wentworthville, Westmead and Winston Hills.
Retail, financial services, transport industry, building materials, plant nurseries, major industry and tourism.
See the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.