City of Sydney
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in the City of Sydney is forecast to grow from 95,026 in 2011 to 134,965 in 2026, with the average household size rising from 1.97 to 2.04 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Sydney. The period 2011 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|
|City of Sydney||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||32,270||32,661||29,214||25,516||22,954|
|Average annual change||--||3.30%||2.86%||2.25%||1.78%||1.47%|
|Average household size||1.97||2.01||2.03||2.04||2.04||2.04|
|Population in non private dwellings||8,569||13,081||20,001||21,101||21,101||21,101|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||93.20||93.31||93.23||93.23||93.29||93.34|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, December 2016.
In 2011, the total population of the City of Sydney was estimated to be 183,281 people. It is expected to increase by over 94,100 people to 277,427 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.80%. This is based on an increase of over 37,200 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 1.97 to 2.04 by 2026.