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City of SydneyPopulation forecast

City of Sydney

What is

City of Sydney Population Forecasts

What is is a comprehensive online demographic forecast which shows how the population will change between 2016 and 2041. It helps council staff and community organisations understand the likely outcomes of current population trends and council policies on the future population of the area. is designed to answer the questions:

  • How will our community change in the future?
  • What is driving these changes?
  • Where and when should we allocate resources to communities?

The City of Sydney forecast has been developed as a website linked to your Council website for ease of access by staff and the community, it can also be accessed directly at:

City of Sydney

What does it look like?

Information is presented in a variety of formats. These include charts showing changes over time, tables with detailed age and household type data, and interactive maps showing the spatial distribution of change over selectable time periods.

What information is included?

City of Sydney population forecast website is a public website containing detailed population, dwelling and household forecasts under the following menu structure:

About the forecast areas


  • Residential development
  • Net migration by age
  • Non-private dwellings

Forecast results

  • Population, households and dwellings
  • Components of population change
  • Population and age structure
  • Household types

Forecast mapping

  • Dwellings and development map
  • Population and age structure map
  • Household types map


Data exporter

About the forecasts

Forecast methodology

  • Factors of population change
  • Household and suburbs life-cycles
  • Forecast modelling process
  • Notes on base data
  • FAQs
  • Glossary
  • References

For which geographic areas?

the City of Sydney population forecast provides comprehensive data for the following geographic areas:

Small Area
  • Alexandria - Beaconsfield
  • Camperdown
  • CBD - Harbour
  • CBD and Harbour Village Area
  • Centennial Park - Moore Park
  • Chinatown - CBD South
  • Chinatown and CBD South Village Area
  • Chippendale
  • Crown - Baptist Streets
  • Crown - Baptist Streets (Redfern Waterloo)
  • Crown - Baptist Streets (Surry Hills)
  • Crown and Baptist Streets Village Area
  • Darlinghurst
  • Darlington
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Erskineville - Eveleigh
  • Glebe - Forest Lodge
  • Glebe Point Road
  • Glebe Point Road Village Area
  • Green Square
  • Green Square - City South
  • Green Square - City South (Redfern Waterloo)
  • Green Square - City South (South)
  • Green Square - City South (Urban Renewal South)
  • Green Square and City South Village Area
  • Green Square Renewal Area
  • Harris Street
  • Harris Street Village Area
  • Haymarket
  • King Street
  • King Street Village Area
  • Kings Cross
  • Macleay Street - Woolloomooloo
  • Macleay Street and Woolloomooloo Village Area
  • Newtown
  • Oxford Street
  • Oxford Street Village Area
  • Paddington
  • Potts Point
  • Pyrmont
  • Redfern
  • Redfern Street
  • Redfern Street (Alexandria)
  • Redfern Street (Chippendale)
  • Redfern Street (Redfern Waterloo)
  • Redfern Street Village Area
  • Redfern Waterloo
  • Rosebery
  • Rushcutters Bay
  • Surry Hills
  • Sydney
  • The Rocks - Millers Point - Dawes Point
  • Ultimo
  • Waterloo - Zetland
  • How can I access City of Sydney population forecast?

    the City of Sydney forecast can be accessed via the City of Sydney website or at:

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