Population of Sydney 2019 - Australia (NSW)
"City of celebrations"
The population of Sydney in 2019, is a very diverse city with a population of over 5.1 million people in the greater Sydney area. However, urban centers around Sydney increase these figures greatly. In 2018 CNN ranked Sydney the 5th most livable city in the world. Included in the list are Melbourne (2nd) and Adelaide (10th). The reason for the high ranking is because of the high quality of life Australian residence have.
Other populated areas in New South Wales
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Newcastle – Maitland||481,183|
|5||Albury – Wodonga||91,923|
|11||Bowral – Mittagong||39,300|
|13||Nowra – Bomaderry||37,027|
|19||Morisset – Cooranbong||24,694|
|22||Forster – Tuncurry||21,020|
|25||St Georges Basin – Sanctuary Point||18,770|
Demographic - Male & Female
The Greater Sydney population is split by 50.7% female and 49.3% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
The Greater Sydney populations median age is 36 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year olds at 8.1% of the greater Sydney population (392,950 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The Greater Sydney population has an average weekly household income of $1,750. However, the average personal income was $719 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The Greater Sydney population pays on average $440 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.8 in SYD. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New south Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
The top response for religious affiliation was “Catholic” at 25.1%, closely followed by “No Religion” at 24.6% of the Greater Sydney population. Since the last census in 2011 the number of people responding as having “no religion” has gone up, and shows to set a trend for the future . This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census. View our article on Types of religion in Australia.
The Greater Sydney Population has a variety of occupations, but nearly a quarter of the population are “professionals” at 26.3%. The next highest occupation is “clerical and administrative workers” at 14.6% which is higher than the Australian average of 13.6%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
Facts about Sydney
- Sydney’s ferry’s carry 14 million passengers every year and its been operating since 1875.
- The initial estimated cost of building the Sydney opera house was AUD$ 7 Million but ended up costing a staggering $102 million.
- With the population of Sydney growing so fast the city will need an extra 770,000 homes by 2036.
- 1 in 8 people in Sydney are over 65 yeses of age.
- Over half of Australia’s top companies have their headquarters in Sydney