Penrith City is located in western Sydney at the foot of the Blue Mountains. With principal town centres at Penrith and St Marys, it also has a number of historic villages.

The area calls itself the Adventure Capital of NSW with a range of thrilling experiences and extreme sport activities available including indoor skydiving, whitewater rafting, wakeboarding, go-karting and jetpack adventures.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.

Contacting Council

Civic Centre, 601 High Street
Penrith NSW 2750
Postal Address:
PO Box 60, Penrith NSW 2751
Phone: 02 4732 7777
Fax: 02 4732 7958

Your Local Government Area

Population (No.) 219,149
Area (Km2) 404.7
Council Classification Metropolitan Fringe
OLG Group 7
State Planning Region Metropolitan Sydney

Your Council

Result Group Avg. *
Councillors (No.) 15 11
Population per Councillor (No.) 14,610 12,724
Equivalent Full Time Staff (EFT) (No.) 1,203 900
2021/22 Revenue ($'000) 345,962,000 319,345,143
2021/22 Expenses ($'000) 266,909,000 225,053,429
Residential Pensioner Rebates (%) 0 11
Population Density (residents per Km2) 546 410
* A NSW council group is determined firstly by whether they are Urban or Rural in nature, and then by population size and density. Please refer to OLG Groups in data tab on website for more information on how individual councils are classified. An OLG group average is then calculated by the average of the same group number eg. All Group 5 Regional Towns/City or all Group 8 Rural.

Your Public Facilities

Result Group Avg.
Public Swimming Pool Complexes (inc rock pools) (No.) 3 3
Public Halls (No.) 42 39
Public Libraries (No.) 3 5
Open Public Space (ha) 1,002 2,179
Total Road Length (km) 1,215 1,058

Demographics of Population

under 20 years
20 - 59 years
60 years and older

Council population (%)

Group population (%)


population change last 5 years

Source: ABS, Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

Your Local Population

Latest Outcome Group Avg.
Five Year Population Change (%) 6.9 10.2
Population aged under 20 years (%) 21.4 20.8
Population aged between 20 and 59 years (%) 65.9 63.3
Population aged 60 years and older (%) 12.7 15.9
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders (%) 4 2
Speaks language other than English at home (%) 3 12
Socio-Economic Index Rank (1 low, 128 high) 93 90

Council Population Gender

Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander

Language Diversity

Rest of population

Your local population (%)

Your Local Economy

Result Group Avg.
Unemployment Rate (%) 2.4 3.9
Avg Taxable Income ($) 59,779 63,058
Avg Household Size (No.) 2.9 2.9
Value of DA's determined ($'000) 1,010,710,292 1,162,971,683
Active Businesses in LGA (No.) 14,691 14,083

Largest Industry Employer