Population Of Sydney In 2016

The city is the capital of New South Wales and the most populated in Australia. It is situated on the country’s east coast, the metropolis encompasses the world’s biggest natural harbor and spreads to the blue mountains towards the west. The people who live in Sydney are also famously called as Sydneysiders. It is the second official seat and the second residence of the Governor-General of the country, Prime Minister of Australia and also the cabinet of Australia. The place was occupied by indigenous Australians for many years. The British arrived here in the year 1788.

Population Of Sydney In 2016


To calculate the population of Sydney in the year 2016, we need to first find the population of the city during the previous years. We should know the current trend of population of the last five years and by calculating the population, we can come to know what could be the estimated population of the city. Let us look at the population of the last five years of the city. They are as follows.

4.029 Million – 2011

4.293 Million – 2012

4.76 Million – 2013

4.85 Million – 2014

To know the 2015 estimates, we need to take out an average of the year 2011-2014. Therefore, after taking out the average, we get the estimated population of Sydney in 2015 as 5.05 Million. Now, we know the population of the city of the last five years. The population of the year 2016 will be calculated on the basis of calculating the population of the past years of the city of Sydney. After making all the calculations from the data shown above, the population of Sydney in the year 2016 is 5.25 Million. As estimated.

After much of calculation from the data given, the city’s population increased from 4.029 Million in 2011 to 5.25 Million in 2016. That is quite an increase in terms of population of the city.


The population of the city in the year 1788 was less than 1000. From the year 1961, the population went up by more than 250,000. The population of the city during the 2011 census was approximately 4,391,674. It has been estimated that the city’s population will increase massively between 8 and 8.5 million by around 2061. Regardless of the increase, the Australian Bureau of statistics estimates that Melbourne will overtake the city as the country’s most populated city by the year 2053. The median age of the residents of the city is 36 and 13% of people are of 65 years of age or above. The population of married people in the city consists of around 50% and people who haven’t been married accounts to about 35%.


The population density of the city is 372.4 persons per square kilometre. In the past years, many parts of the country recorded astonishing rates of population growth, but Sydney some isn’t part of this and it is quite strange to hear that. The volume of growth in Melbourne too has exceeded that of Sydney. From some time, the growth of the city has been on the slower side. The 5 million mark is on it’s way for the city and it may gradually take pace in the coming years.


  1. Sydney is actually the 12th most expensive city in the world with prices of properties averaging around quite high.
  2. The Harbour Bridge is also called as The Coat Hanger by the locals.
  3. The main popular languages that are spoken in Sydney are, English, Greek, Vietnamese, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin.
  4. Cricket is the most popular sport in the country and it also hosted many games of the Cricket World Cup 2015 this year in Down Under.

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