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Population of Sydney

Last official estimated population of Sydney (as Significant Urban Area) was 4 741 249 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 19.14% of total Australian population. Area of Sydney is 4 196.28 km², in this year population density was 1 129.87 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+2.24%/yr), Sydney population in 2020 would be 5 066 841. [0]


Sydney historical population from 2001 to 2017 [4] [3]

Australian population

↳ nearby SUA areas:
- Central Coast
- Wollongong
- Morisset - Cooranbong
- Bowral - Mittagong
- Lithgow
- Newcastle - Maitland

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 %:

[2001-2002] +0.82 %/Y
[2002-2003] -0.02 %/Y
[2003-2004] +0.56 %/Y
[2004-2005] +0.81 %/Y
[2005-2006] +0.95 %/Y
[2006-2007] +1.84 %/Y
[2007-2008] +1.95 %/Y
[2008-2009] +1.92 %/Y
[2009-2010] +1.43 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.20 %/Y
[2011-2012] +1.53 %/Y
[2012-2013] +1.78 %/Y
[2013-2014] +1.83 %/Y
[2014-2015] +1.90 %/Y
[2015-2016] +1.98 %/Y
[2016-2017] +2.24 %/Y


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about SUA 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.