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Welcome to the City of Sydney population forecasts

The City of Sydney population forecast for 2017 is 223,271, and is forecast to grow to 325,897 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 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 December 2016 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the City of Sydney. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 325,897 2035 forecast population: 321,412 2034 forecast population: 316,819 2033 forecast population: 312,350 2032 forecast population: 307,481 2031 forecast population: 302,943 2030 forecast population: 298,309 2029 forecast population: 293,602 2028 forecast population: 288,021 2027 forecast population: 282,571 2026 forecast population: 277,427 2025 forecast population: 271,236 2024 forecast population: 265,095 2023 forecast population: 259,412 2022 forecast population: 253,288 2021 forecast population: 248,213 2020 forecast population: 242,489 2019 forecast population: 237,075 2018 forecast population: 232,305 2017 forecast population: 223,271 2016 forecast population: 215,551 2015 forecast population: 205,683 2014 forecast population: 196,359 2013 forecast population: 190,467 2012 forecast population: 186,550 2011 forecast population: 183,281
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, December 2016.

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