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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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Welcome to the City of Sydney population forecasts

The City of Sydney population forecast for 2017 is 232,189, and is forecast to grow to 335,045 by 2036.

The City of Sydney 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 2016 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 October 2017 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Sydney. Forecasts are available for each year from 2016 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 335,045 2035 forecast population: 330,795 2034 forecast population: 326,430 2033 forecast population: 322,178 2032 forecast population: 317,541 2031 forecast population: 313,182 2030 forecast population: 308,638 2029 forecast population: 304,047 2028 forecast population: 298,572 2027 forecast population: 293,190 2026 forecast population: 288,158 2025 forecast population: 281,950 2024 forecast population: 275,733 2023 forecast population: 270,005 2022 forecast population: 263,949 2021 forecast population: 259,059 2020 forecast population: 253,269 2019 forecast population: 247,303 2018 forecast population: 241,894 2017 forecast population: 232,189 2016 forecast population: 224,211
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id, October 2017.
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