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Non-private dwellings

17,399 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Sydney in 2019.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
City of SydneyYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
City of Sydney15,68222,906+7,224+6,100+153
CBD - Harbour1,1741,174000
Chinatown - CBD South1,2423,163+1,921+1,9200
Crown - Baptist Streets1,3121,748+436+243+26
Glebe Point Road1,2211,374+15300
Green Square - City South108108000
Harris Street9321,318+386+2690
King Street2,2483,687+1,439+1,2610
Macleay Street - Woolloomooloo4,2474,247000
Oxford Street1,4561,547+91+8+47
Redfern Street1,7424,540+2,798+2,396+79
Green Square Renewal Area8787000
Redfern Waterloo8163,684+2,868+2,395+104

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

Key findings

There were 15,682 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Sydney in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in the City of Sydney is expected to increase to 21,290 persons in 2026 and to 22,906 persons in 2041.

Between 2016 and 2026, Redfern Street is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 2798 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 18 to 24 years, which is predominantly student accommodation.

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