City of SydneyPopulation 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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City of Sydney

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Sydney. 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
City of SydneyForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population224,211267,014299,879322,514339,498354,255
Change in population (5yrs)--42,80332,86522,63516,98414,756
Average annual change--3.56%2.35%1.47%1.03%0.85%
Households101,913119,542133,101143,073150,608157,147
Average household size2.052.082.092.102.102.11
Population in non private dwellings15,68218,25721,29022,23522,81622,906
Dwellings110,138129,627145,353155,912164,068171,146
Dwelling occupancy rate92.5392.2291.5791.7791.8091.82

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2041 Average household size: 2.11 2040 Average household size: 2.11 2039 Average household size: 2.11 2038 Average household size: 2.10 2037 Average household size: 2.10 2036 Average household size: 2.10 2035 Average household size: 2.10 2034 Average household size: 2.10 2033 Average household size: 2.10 2032 Average household size: 2.10 2031 Average household size: 2.10 2030 Average household size: 2.10 2029 Average household size: 2.10 2028 Average household size: 2.10 2027 Average household size: 2.09 2026 Average household size: 2.09 2025 Average household size: 2.09 2024 Average household size: 2.09 2023 Average household size: 2.09 2022 Average household size: 2.09 2021 Average household size: 2.08 2020 Average household size: 2.08 2019 Average household size: 2.07 2018 Average household size: 2.06 2017 Average household size: 2.05 2016 Average household size: 2.05 2041 Average household size: 2.11 2040 Average household size: 2.11 2039 Average household size: 2.11 2038 Average household size: 2.10 2037 Average household size: 2.10 2036 Average household size: 2.10 2035 Average household size: 2.10 2034 Average household size: 2.10 2033 Average household size: 2.10 2032 Average household size: 2.10 2031 Average household size: 2.10 2030 Average household size: 2.10 2029 Average household size: 2.10 2028 Average household size: 2.10 2027 Average household size: 2.09 2026 Average household size: 2.09 2025 Average household size: 2.09 2024 Average household size: 2.09 2023 Average household size: 2.09 2022 Average household size: 2.09 2021 Average household size: 2.08 2020 Average household size: 2.08 2019 Average household size: 2.07 2018 Average household size: 2.06 2017 Average household size: 2.05 2041 Households: 157,148 2040 Households: 155,865 2039 Households: 154,581 2038 Households: 153,267 2037 Households: 151,937 2036 Households: 150,607 2035 Households: 149,184 2034 Households: 147,726 2033 Households: 146,235 2032 Households: 144,676 2031 Households: 143,074 2030 Households: 141,372 2029 Households: 139,553 2028 Households: 137,495 2027 Households: 135,326 2026 Households: 133,103 2025 Households: 130,717 2024 Households: 128,139 2023 Households: 125,521 2022 Households: 122,801 2021 Households: 119,542 2020 Households: 116,177 2019 Households: 112,336 2018 Households: 108,497 2017 Households: 105,568 2016 Households: 101,917 2041 Total population: 354,255 2040 Total population: 351,375 2039 Total population: 348,487 2038 Total population: 345,533 2037 Total population: 342,553 2036 Total population: 339,498 2035 Total population: 336,370 2034 Total population: 332,798 2033 Total population: 329,480 2032 Total population: 325,992 2031 Total population: 322,514 2030 Total population: 318,827 2029 Total population: 314,773 2028 Total population: 309,992 2027 Total population: 305,287 2026 Total population: 299,879 2025 Total population: 294,624 2024 Total population: 288,567 2023 Total population: 282,477 2022 Total population: 275,370 2021 Total population: 267,014 2020 Total population: 259,273 2019 Total population: 249,676 2018 Total population: 240,960 2017 Total population: 233,067 2016 Total population: 224,211
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.
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