Community Profile

Community Profile

The Penrith Community Profile 2018 is a ‘one-stop’ source of demographic, social, health and sustainability data specifically related to the City and its suburbs.

Information contained in the Community Profile about Penrith City includes:

  • Current demographic information, trends and future forecasts (ABS Census 2016)
  • Learning and educational outcomes (ABS Census 2016)• Housing, including tenure type, dwelling structures, housing stress and homelessness (ABS Census 2016, Housing NSW, GSC)
  • Childhood wellbeing statistics (Australian Early Development Census 2015, DET)
  • Employment, including industries of employment, travel to work data and unemployment (National Institute of Economic and Industry Research 2016, ABS Census 2016)
  • Health outcomes for the general population and for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups within the community (Social Health Atlas)
  • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) (ABS Census 2016)
  • Social sustainability indicators (PCC Community Plan Data, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Department of Social Security)• Environmental sustainability indicators (Office of Environment and Heritage), NSW Department of Primary Industry)

The Penrith Community Snapshot 2018 is a 4 page summary of key statistics from the Penrith Community Profile.

Information in the Community Profile will remain accurate until further data is made available.  For most demographic data, this will be in 2022, when the 2021 ABS Census data is released.  However, the Community Profile references other sources for further information for most topics, which will continue to be updated online by the owners of that data.

If you require further information please contact Council’s Social Planning team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 4732 7777

Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 reports

The  Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Penrith City and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on Penrith City reports have been developed to support local services providers and others in responding to the increasing and emerging challenges of COVID-19 for our community. The reports encapsulate key findings from surveys with residents, businesses and the community sector, as well as collating publicly available data. They also summarise some key learnings to guide our response moving forward.

These two documents are a more comprehensive version of the Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 interim snapshot  published by Penrith City Council in 2021.

Penrith Disability Snapshot

The Penrith Disability Snapshot (pdf 2.8MB) provides a diverse picture of disability in Penrith. It was created in consultation with community members, disability service providers, and Penrith City Council staff to better understand, serve and plan for the diverse communities in our City. Council commissioned Westir Ltd, a not-for-profit community organisation, to complete much of the background data analysis. See the full report here (pdf 2.4MB). The Penrith Disability Snapshot will inform the Penrith Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-25.

Penrith’s Health Snapshot

Healthy eating and physical activity are important for our wellbeing. The Health Snapshot covers issues such as healthy eating, physical activity, social connection, mental health and alcohol consumption. The included case studies showcase local projects making a positive difference in people’s lives.

The Snapshot contains data from local research in 2019 that was undertaken to understand residents’ perceptions of social connection, barriers to active transport and food literacy.

Health Snapshot

A Snapshot of the Ageing Population in Penrith

The Snapshot of the Ageing Population explores demographic changes in the older population in Penrith, including the changing cultural diversity among them. It includes topics such as assistance with care, access to aged care services, home ownership, areas where older people live in Penrith and employment and community participation. The report also presents data on risks for social isolation, which is particularly pertinent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ageing Snapshot

If you require further information please contact Council’s Social Planning team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 4732 7777.

The following resources offer information useful for community groups, investors, businesses, students and others.

Young People 

Penrith City Council has a Youth Action Plan which includes a demographic snapshot of young people aged 12 -24 years that accompanies a strategic document which will frame the direction and focus of Council’s youth initiatives, services and programs over the next five years. provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

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Penrith City Social Atlas

Penrith City Social Atlas provides key socio-demographic characteristics, based on census data presented as interactive maps.  

Go to the Penrith City Social Atlas site