Where Sydney's population is growing fastest
The three regions of greater Sydney with greatest rate of population increase are Parramatta; City and inner south; and Blacktown
Last updated 7 Nov 2016
The largest percentage growth in population for Sydney was in the Parramatta area (26.4%), which recorded a growth rate nearly 10 percentage points higher than for the average for the entire greater city (16.7%). Parramatta includes the suburbs of Auburn, Carlingford, Merrylands – Guildford and Parramatta, and also had the largest numerical population increase (up by 95 482 to 456 989 people).
The growth of the Parramatta region is set to continue, with the Greater Sydney Commission, set up by the NSW State Government to oversee the city’s growth, developing policies to ensure that Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula grow and evolve over the next 20 years to be a successful inner-urban hub, in essence becoming ‘Greater Sydney’s true centre’.