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The number of dwellings in City of Sydney is forecast to grow from 110,138 in 2016 to 171,146 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.05 to 2.11 by 2041.
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 Sydney||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||42,803||32,865||22,635||16,984||14,756|
|Average annual change||--||3.56%||2.35%||1.47%||1.03%||0.85%|
|Average household size||2.05||2.08||2.09||2.10||2.10||2.11|
|Population in non private dwellings||15,682||18,257||21,290||22,235||22,816||22,906|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||92.53||92.22||91.57||91.77||91.80||91.82|
In 2016, the total population of City of Sydney was estimated to be 224,211 people. It is expected to increase by over 98,303 people to 322,514 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.70%. This is based on an increase of over 41,160 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.05 to 2.10 by 2026.
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