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Welcome to Blacktown City population forecasts

The Blacktown City population forecast for 2016 is 343,873, and is forecast to grow to 498,081 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 May 2016 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: 498,081 2035 forecast population: 491,667 2034 forecast population: 484,451 2033 forecast population: 477,621 2032 forecast population: 470,646 2031 forecast population: 463,612 2030 forecast population: 456,442 2029 forecast population: 448,717 2028 forecast population: 441,128 2027 forecast population: 433,391 2026 forecast population: 425,584 2025 forecast population: 417,702 2024 forecast population: 409,359 2023 forecast population: 401,444 2022 forecast population: 393,359 2021 forecast population: 385,124 2020 forecast population: 376,525 2019 forecast population: 367,076 2018 forecast population: 359,044 2017 forecast population: 351,721 2016 forecast population: 343,873 2015 forecast population: 334,096 2014 forecast population: 325,949 2013 forecast population: 320,392 2012 forecast population: 314,958 2011 forecast population: 312,355
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, May 2016.

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Why do we need a Census in 2016 anyway?


Australians will be asked to complete their Census forms on Tuesday night 9th of August. While the team at .id are pretty excited about the Census (#populationnerds), we understand you may be asking, “Why do we need a Census anyway?”

Standin’ on a corner – are bypassed towns doomed to die?


In recent years, many towns have been bypassed by highways to reduce travel time between major cities. What happens to towns when they’re bypassed by these highways? How will they change economically and demographically over time?

Planning education provision in a rapidly changing Australia


By 2026 there will be 705,000 more children in our schools than there are today. Starting in 2006, there has been a peak in the number of children born in Australia. How can we plan for their education?

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