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Greater Western Sydney Region

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

The official population of Greater Western Sydney Region as of the 30th June 2016, is 1,979,521.

The Estimated Resident Population is the OFFICIAL Greater Western Sydney Region population for 2016. For areas within the Greater Western Sydney Region, the ERP is not an official count but an experimental estimate which is subject to review after the next Census.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive population count available in Australia is derived from the Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every five years. However the Census count is generally an under-estimate of the actual population, due to people missed in the Census and people overseas on Census night. To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics also produces "Estimated Resident Population" (ERP) numbers for the Greater Western Sydney Region. Estimates for areas within the Greater Western Sydney Region are based on aggregates of SA1s derived from population distributions applicable at the 2011 Census. Actual populations may vary slightly where population growth has not been uniform since the previous Census.

See data notes for a detailed explanation of different population types, how they are calculated and when to use each one.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Greater Western Sydney Region
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
20051,642,898----
20061,817,990+175,092+10.66
20071,848,245+30,255+1.66
20081,886,090+37,845+2.05
20091,923,510+37,420+1.98
20101,951,608+28,098+1.46
20111,977,935+26,327+1.35
20122,011,183+33,248+1.68
20132,052,039+40,856+2.03
20142,093,525+41,486+2.02
20152,139,090+45,565+2.18
20161,979,521-159,569-7.46

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,979,521 2015, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2,139,090 2014, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2,093,525 2013, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2,052,039 2012, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2,011,183 2011, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,977,935 2010, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,951,608 2009, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,923,510 2008, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,886,090 2007, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,848,245 2006, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,817,990 2005, Greater Western Sydney Region: 1,642,898
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: -7.5% 2015, Percentage change: +2.2% 2014, Percentage change: +2.0% 2013, Percentage change: +2.0% 2012, Percentage change: +1.7% 2011, Percentage change: +1.3% 2010, Percentage change: +1.5% 2009, Percentage change: +2.0% 2008, Percentage change: +2.0% 2007, Percentage change: +1.7% 2016, Change in number: -159,569 2015, Change in number: +45,565 2014, Change in number: +41,486 2013, Change in number: +40,856 2012, Change in number: +33,248 2011, Change in number: +26,327 2010, Change in number: +28,098 2009, Change in number: +37,420 2008, Change in number: +37,845 2007, Change in number: +30,255 2006, Change in number: +175,092
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth, Australia (3218.0). Compiled and presented by .id the population experts
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