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Welcome to Blacktown City population forecasts

The Blacktown City population forecast for 2016 is 337,523, and is forecast to grow to 448,797 by 2036.

The Blacktown City population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in March 2011 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Blacktown City. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 448,797 2035 forecast population: 443,312 2034 forecast population: 437,776 2033 forecast population: 432,125 2032 forecast population: 426,514 2031 forecast population: 420,969 2030 forecast population: 415,282 2029 forecast population: 409,877 2028 forecast population: 404,565 2027 forecast population: 399,232 2026 forecast population: 393,840 2025 forecast population: 388,144 2024 forecast population: 382,672 2023 forecast population: 377,123 2022 forecast population: 371,615 2021 forecast population: 366,107 2020 forecast population: 360,412 2019 forecast population: 354,744 2018 forecast population: 348,882 2017 forecast population: 342,993 2016 forecast population: 337,523 2015 forecast population: 332,149 2014 forecast population: 326,944 2013 forecast population: 321,807 2012 forecast population: 317,054 2011 forecast population: 312,485
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, March 2011.

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This population forecast is just one of a family of demographic and economic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre