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Population of Greater Sydney

Last official estimated population of Greater Sydney (as Greater Capital City Statistical Area) was 5 132 355 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 20,7% of total Australian population. Area of Greater Sydney is 12 368,00 km², in this year population density was 414,97 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+2.14%/yr), Greater Sydney population in 2019 would be 5 354 159. [0]


Greater Sydney historical population from 1991 to 2017 [2]

See also:

Maybe you would like to know population for these nearby GCC areas too:
- Australian Capital Territory
- Greater Brisbane
- Rest of Vic.
- Greater Melbourne
- Rest of NSW

Greater Sydney on population maps [3]

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Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[1991-1992] +0,96 %/Y
[1992-1993] +0,54 %/Y
[1993-1994] +0,82 %/Y
[1994-1995] +1,17 %/Y
[1995-1996] +1,42 %/Y
[1996-1997] +1,26 %/Y
[1997-1998] +1,02 %/Y
[1998-1999] +1,19 %/Y
[1999-2000] +1,25 %/Y
[2000-2001] +1,51 %/Y
[2001-2002] +0,81 %/Y
[2002-2003] +0,65 %/Y
[2003-2004] +0,53 %/Y
[2004-2005] +0,78 %/Y
[2005-2006] +0,92 %/Y
[2006-2007] +1,63 %/Y
[2007-2008] +1,94 %/Y
[2008-2009] +1,88 %/Y
[2009-2010] +1,41 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1,17 %/Y
[2011-2012] +1,48 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1,71 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1,77 %/Y
[2014-2015] +1,84 %/Y
[2015-2016] +1,92 %/Y
[2016-2017] +2,14 %/Y


Population pyramid for Greater Sydney (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

61 290 
85+
 36 705

49 105 
80-84
 39 135

65 638 
75-79
 57 708

89 538 
70-74
 84 779

112 146 
65-69
 106 184

130 932 
60-64
 122 408

150 142 
55-59
 144 364

156 934 
50-54
 153 087

173 105 
45-49
 165 596

174 588 
40-44
 174 757

189 812 
35-39
 192 756

215 135 
30-34
 212 291

216 589 
25-29
 216 326

187 403 
20-24
 194 892

146 170 
15-19
 155 370

143 542 
10-14
 153 019

159 439 
5-9
 168 466

161 941 
0-4
 171 063


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about GCCSA on abs.gov.au

[2] Population data from Australian Bureau of Statistics / ABS.Stat (Population and density: 2017; change: 2016-2017)

[3] Digital Boundaries: Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.