Welcome to Blue Mountains City Community Profile

The Blue Mountains City Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 79,225, with a population density of 0.55 persons per hectare.

Blue Mountains City is located at the western fringe of the Sydney metropolitan area about 55 to 95 kilometres from the Sydney GPO.

The Blue Mountains 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.





ABS ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (1,432 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare

Profile areas
Blue Mountains City

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The National Demographic Indicators series has an indicator for population who “Changed address in the last 5 years”. Of course some people change address multiple times in that period, but this indicator from Census gives an idea of how mobile or sedentary your area’s population is. How mobile is your population?

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.