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North Sydney CouncilPopulation forecast

North Sydney Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in North Sydney Council 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. 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 CouncilForecast 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.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of North Sydney Council was estimated to be 72,036 people. It is expected to increase by over 10,592 people to 82,628 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.38%. This is based on an increase of over 5,326 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.01 to 2.00 by 2026.

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