South Australia - Australian Population 2022

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South Australia - Population 2022

As of March 2018, the state of New South Wales has a population of little or less than 8 million people. By 2019, the number is predicted to have risen to more than 8 million, with an increase of 1.4 percent over the previous year. Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, is the most populous city in the nation and serves as the state’s administrative center. The greater Sydney region is home to moreover 5 million people, a number that is increasing year after year. Sydney is home to little under two-thirds of the people who live in New South Wales!

Capital of South Australia - Adelaide

As of 2019, there are over 5.1 million people in and around the city of Sydney, which is a very big city. These estimates, on the other hand, are considerably inflated in the Sydney metropolitan area. In 2018, CNN named Sydney the world’s 5th most livable city. Melbourne is ranked second, while Adelaide is ranked third (10th). The high rating is due to the good quality of life experienced by Australian residents.

Demographic - Male & Female

The population of New South Wales is divided into two groups: 50.7 percent females and 49.3 percent males. The most current Australian government census provided the information for this report. 

Female3,794,217 Females50.7%
Male3,686,014 Males49.3%

Country of Birth

According to data given by the Australian National Bureau of Statistics for the 2016 census, England (3.9 percent) is the most common country of birth among Australians who were born abroad, followed by New Zealand (3.9 percent) (2.2 percent ). In accordance with expectations, Australia is the most common location of birth, accounting for 66.7 percent of all births, a decrease from 69.8 percent in 2011, when the last census was conducted.

RankCountry of Birth2016 (%)2011 (%)
3.New Zealand2.22.2


Median Age

The population of New South Wales is 38 years old on average. 30-34-year-olds make up the largest age group in NSW, accounting for 7.2 percent of the population (540,360 People). This information was collected using the most current Australian government census

👤 38 Years Old

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New South Wales – Sydney7,988,2411.5%
Victoria – Melbourne6,460,6752.2%
Queensland – Brisbane5,011,2161.7%
South Austrlia – Adelaide1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia – Perth2,595,1920.8%
Tasmania – Hobart528,2011.1%
Capital Territory – Canberra420,9602.2%
Northern Territory – Darwin247,327-0.1%
*Total Australian Population24,899,1001.6%

*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island. 


Median weekly household income

The population of New South Wales has a current average household income of $1,486. The average weekly personal income, on the other hand, was $664. This information was obtained from the most recent census conducted by the Australian government.

💲 1,486 a week

Median weekly rent

There are a lot of people in New South Wales who pay $380 a week to rent their homes. In NSW, the average number of individuals per home is 2.6. This information was gathered using the most recent Australian government census

💲 380 a week

Religion Affiliation

The most popular religious affiliation was “No religion,” which accounted for 25.1 percent of the population of New South Wales, followed by Catholic, which accounted for 24.7 percent. The number of persons who said they don’t have a religion has increased by 7.6% from the previous census in 2011. This information was gathered from the most current reportAustralian government census


There are many different occupations in New South Wales, but “professionals” account for over a fifth of the population (23.6%). “Clerical and administrative employees” come in second with 13.8 percent, which is lower than the Australian average of 15.1 percent. This information was gathered from the most current report. Australian government census

Most populated areas in New South Wales 2022

RankCityEstimated Population
1Sydney – New South Wales5,230,330
2Melbourne – Victoria4,963,349
3Brisbane – Queensland2,462,637
4Perth – New South Wales
5Adelaide –South Australia
6Gold Coast– Tweed Heads (Queensland / New South Wales)
7Newcastle – New South Wales
8Canberra – Queanbeyan (Australian Capital Territory / New South Wales)
9Sunshine Coast – Queensland

10Wollongong – New South Wales

11Geelong –Victoria268,277
12Hobart – Tasmania
13Townsville –

14Cairns – Queensland

15Darwin – Northern Territory

*The Central Coast isn’t on the list since the Central Coast is part of Sydney’s bigger capital city statistical region. In June 2017, the population of the Central Coast’s large urban area was estimated to be 329,437 people. 3218.0 – Population Growth in Regional Areas, Australia Estimated Resident Population, Significant Urban Areas, Australia (Government Statistics).

Facts about Australia's Population

  • NSW was established in 1788 as a penal colony with a total area of more than half of Australia.
  • NSW covers 802 000 square kilometers or 10.4% of Australia’s total land area.
  • The top of the Sydney Opera House is made up of approximately a million tiles.
  • The iconic Blue Mountains in NSW are a UNESCO World Heritage site with a coastline of 2137 kilometers.

Scott Morrison

Prime Minister (Since 2018)

Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current prime minister of Australia. He assumed office in August 2018 upon his election as leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. Morrison was born in Sydney and studied economic geography at the University of New South Wales.

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