North Sydney CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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North Sydney Council area

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in North Sydney Council area is forecast to grow from 37,260 in 2016 to 42,735 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.01 to 2.00 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in North Sydney Council area. The period 2016 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
North Sydney Council areaForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population72,03678,31580,85582,62884,422
Change in population (5yrs)--6,2792,5401,7731,794
Average annual change--1.69%0.64%0.43%0.43%
Households35,38938,20739,60440,71541,800
Average household size2.012.022.012.001.99
Population in non private dwellings1,0011,0911,2691,3591,389
Dwellings37,26040,21541,64242,73543,795
Dwelling occupancy rate94.9895.0195.1195.2795.44

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.99 2035 Average household size: 1.99 2034 Average household size: 1.99 2033 Average household size: 1.99 2032 Average household size: 1.99 2031 Average household size: 2.00 2030 Average household size: 2.00 2029 Average household size: 2.00 2028 Average household size: 2.00 2027 Average household size: 2.01 2026 Average household size: 2.01 2025 Average household size: 2.01 2024 Average household size: 2.02 2023 Average household size: 2.02 2022 Average household size: 2.02 2021 Average household size: 2.02 2020 Average household size: 2.02 2019 Average household size: 2.02 2018 Average household size: 2.02 2017 Average household size: 2.01 2016 Average household size: 2.01 2036 Average household size: 1.99 2035 Average household size: 1.99 2034 Average household size: 1.99 2033 Average household size: 1.99 2032 Average household size: 1.99 2031 Average household size: 2.00 2030 Average household size: 2.00 2029 Average household size: 2.00 2028 Average household size: 2.00 2027 Average household size: 2.01 2026 Average household size: 2.01 2025 Average household size: 2.01 2024 Average household size: 2.02 2023 Average household size: 2.02 2022 Average household size: 2.02 2021 Average household size: 2.02 2020 Average household size: 2.02 2019 Average household size: 2.02 2018 Average household size: 2.02 2017 Average household size: 2.01 2036 Households: 41,802 2035 Households: 41,586 2034 Households: 41,370 2033 Households: 41,155 2032 Households: 40,935 2031 Households: 40,715 2030 Households: 40,495 2029 Households: 40,274 2028 Households: 40,053 2027 Households: 39,838 2026 Households: 39,607 2025 Households: 39,382 2024 Households: 39,147 2023 Households: 38,918 2022 Households: 38,616 2021 Households: 38,207 2020 Households: 37,656 2019 Households: 37,110 2018 Households: 36,449 2017 Households: 35,903 2016 Households: 35,390 2036 Total population: 84,422 2035 Total population: 84,077 2034 Total population: 83,714 2033 Total population: 83,366 2032 Total population: 82,971 2031 Total population: 82,628 2030 Total population: 82,273 2029 Total population: 81,898 2028 Total population: 81,531 2027 Total population: 81,198 2026 Total population: 80,855 2025 Total population: 80,521 2024 Total population: 80,127 2023 Total population: 79,760 2022 Total population: 79,221 2021 Total population: 78,315 2020 Total population: 77,148 2019 Total population: 75,944 2018 Total population: 74,487 2017 Total population: 73,257 2016 Total population: 72,036
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of North Sydney Council area was estimated to be 72,036 people. It is expected to increase by over 10,500 people to 82,628 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.38%. This is based on an increase of over 5,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.01 to 2.00 by 2031.

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