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Welcome to the City of Sydney Community Profile

The City of Sydney Estimated Resident Population for 2014 is 198,331, with a population density of 74.22 persons per hectare.

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales.

The City of Sydney 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.

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Population densities of Australian capital cities

(12/06/2015)

Population densities have traditionally provided information on the distribution of populations across space. By assessing how dense an area is, we can determine possible pressures on existing services and infrastructure and identity opportunities for growth of communities. How dense are we?

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.