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City of SydneyPopulation forecast

City of Sydney

Births and deaths

In 2017, Green Square - City South is estimated to have the highest fertility rate of 1.21 (births per woman), this is expected to decrease to 1.20 in 2041.

The number of births in the City of Sydney are derived by multiplying age specific fertility rates of women aged 15-49 by the female population in these age groups for all years during the forecast period.

Birth rates are especially influential in determining the number of children in an area, with most inner urban areas having relatively low birth rates, compared to outer suburban or rural and regional areas. Birth rates have been changing, with a greater share of women bearing children at older ages or not at all, with overall increases in fertility rates. This can have a large impact on the future population profile.

Forecast fertility rates (births per woman)
City of SydneyYearChange between 2017 and 2041
City of Sydney0.910.94+0.03
CBD - Harbour0.640.73+0.09
Chinatown - CBD South0.760.78+0.02
Crown - Baptist Streets0.940.940
Glebe Point Road0.980.96-0.01
Green Square - City South1.211.20-0.01
Harris Street0.970.97-0.01
King Street0.980.97-0.01
Macleay Street - Woolloomooloo0.600.600
Oxford Street0.710.710
Redfern Street0.970.970
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Death rates

The forecast number of deaths in the City of Sydney is a reflection of death rates assumed for small areas. For historical years, this will equal the number of deaths published by the ABS, where this information was available at the time of forecasting. These rates are based on historical estimates for the City of Sydney, which have been extrapolated into the future, assuming an increase in expectation of life in all age groups (except 85 years and over).

Death rates are influential in shaping the numbers of older people in an area's population. Death rates too have been changing, with higher life expectancy at most ages, with men's life expectancy increasing more than that of women.

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