Our Community

We work in Greater Western Sydney, especially communities of the South-West such as Fairfield, Bankstown, Liverpool, Holroyd and Auburn.

At a glance the points below give a bit of the picture of the context for our work:

  • Greater Western Sydney is home to around 2 million people and growing rapidly.
  • Home to the largest urban population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
  • The area has the most culturally diverse makeup in NSW.
  • NSW refugee settlement is concentrated in Western Sydney.
  • There are high areas of social disadvantage – significantly higher than the rest of Sydney and NSW.
  • Unemployment, particularly for young people is higher than the rest of Sydney.
  • Key issues include affordable housing, education and domestic violence.
  • The proportion of people that report a need for help with core activities due to a disability is higher than the average across metropolitan Sydney.