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Population of Sydney

Last official estimated population of Sydney City (as Local Government Area) was 232 926 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.94% of total Australian population and 2.928% of NSW population. Area of Sydney is 26.70 km², in this year population density was 8 723.82 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+4.58%/yr), Sydney population in 2020 would be 266 448. [0]


Sydney historical population from 1996 to 2017 [4] [3]

Population for other LGA areas

↳ nearby LGA areas:
- Inner West
- Waverley
- North Sydney
- Woollahra
- Randwick
- Bayside
- Lane Cove
- Mosman

Sydney on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Sydney is located in the center of the images.

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

Annual growth rate in %:

[1996-2001] +3.88 %/Y
[2001-2002] +5.79 %/Y
[2002-2003] +6.39 %/Y
[2003-2004] +5.39 %/Y
[2004-2005] +3.89 %/Y
[2005-2006] +3.63 %/Y
[2006-2007] +2.71 %/Y
[2007-2008] +2.32 %/Y
[2008-2009] +2.41 %/Y
[2009-2010] +2.03 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.40 %/Y
[2011-2012] +3.42 %/Y
[2012-2013] +3.57 %/Y
[2013-2014] +4.18 %/Y
[2014-2015] +4.66 %/Y
[2015-2016] +4.06 %/Y
[2016-2017] +4.58 %/Y


Population pyramid for Sydney (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

1 211 
85+
 843

1 139 
80-84
 1 026

1 610 
75-79
 1 602

2 381 
70-74
 2 638

3 258 
65-69
 3 629

4 039 
60-64
 4 246

4 443 
55-59
 5 282

4 632 
50-54
 6 018

5 349 
45-49
 7 150

6 330 
40-44
 8 450

9 772 
35-39
 12 062

16 057 
30-34
 18 407

21 310 
25-29
 21 785

17 999 
20-24
 15 850

4 482 
15-19
 3 732

1 667 
10-14
 1 661

2 268 
5-9
 2 396

4 014 
0-4
 4 188


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about LGA and Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) on abs.gov.au

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

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

[4] Historical population: 2001-2012, 2007-2017.