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Welcome to Blacktown City Community Profile

The Blacktown City Estimated Resident Population for 2014 is 332,424, with a population density of 13.84 persons per hectare.

Blacktown City is located in Sydney's western suburbs - about 35 kilometres from the Sydney GPO.

The Blacktown City Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.


Australia's population - still growing, in different places!


Every year we get an update on population growth at the local level. The ABS updates national and state populations every quarter, but local areas only once a year. In 2014, there are a few interesting trends at the regional level.

Nine things we wouldn't know without a Census


I believe one of the great benefits of Census data is what it tells us about communities and how they're changing. Apart from the loss of small area data as highlighted in earlier blogs, there are many other pieces of information that we wouldn’t know if the Census wasn’t held.

This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.