Welcome to the City of Sydney Community Profile

The City of Sydney Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 191,918, with a population density of 71.82 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.

Important

Statistics

Population

191,918

ABS ERP 2013

Land area

2,672

hectares (27 Km2)

Population density

71.82

persons per hectare

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