Sydney Population 2022 Statistics

Sydney is known as the capital of New South Wales. Sydney is the largest city, with an estimated population of 6 million.

The metropolitan region has around 700 suburbs spread out 70km towards the west, 40km towards the north, and 60 km to the south.

There are so many people who move into and out of Sydney each year. However, the number of newcomers generally outnumbers those who move out.

Based on our research, the Sydney population is expected to reach 6.40 million by the end of June 2022.

We calculate the end of June each year because Australia Bureau Statistics ABS always adhere to Australia’s fiscal year whenever we push by the statistics.

This calculation relies upon the average growth rate of 4.47 percent over the last ten years, starting in 2011. The latest year’s figures (see our table in the next section) will make the calculation more precise.

Population Growth of Sydney

If we look back at the over the past eight years in Sydney’s history growth, the rate of increase is steady and robust, with a range of 1.89 percent to 10.88 percent, adding between 90,000-467,000 people per year to the total population.

Many people were relocated to Sydney to benefit from job opportunities in Sydney and contribute to the increase in population.

Sydney has seen the highest increase in population numbers in 2013 (10.88 percent), the highest recorded in Australia.

YearPopulationGrowth rate
20114.029 millionn/a
20124.293 million6.55%
20134.76 million10.88%
20144.85 million1.89%
20155.05 million4.12%
20165.25 million3.96%
20175.37 million2.29%
20185.48 million2.05%
20195.73 million4.56%
20205.90 million2.97%
20216.13 million3.90%

Demography of Sydney

According to the Australian census data, Sydney is a very diverse city that has many cultural and ethnic groups that live in it. The most popular ancestry for those living in Sydney includes Australian, English, Irish, Scottish and Chinese.

The most popular five languages (other than English) spoken in Sydney include Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Greek. The top six birth countries for residents of Sydney include Australia, England, China, New Zealand, India, and Vietnam.

The composition of Sydney’s religion is Sydney includes 26.6% No religion, 22.6% Religious affiliation not specified, 16.1% Buddhism, 14.6 percent Catholic, 4.7% Anglican, 2.4% Hinduism, 2.3 3.3% Christian, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Uniting Church, 1.6% Islam.

Population Density of Sydney

The Sydney population density is 400 inhabitants per kilometer, which is the third 3rd the largest city in Australia globally, following Melbourne and Adelaide.

PositionCityPopulation Density

Occupations and Industries

As per the Australia Bureau of Statistics, the top occupations of those who reside within Sydney are 32.9 percent professionals, 14.9% Managers, 12.0 percent Clerical and administrative employees, 11.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Sales workers, 8.4% Technicians & tradespeople, 7.4% Labourers, 3.0% of occupations not adequately identified/not specified, 1.0% Machinery operators and drivers.

The most important industries that people in Sydney have to work within are 21.6 percent of accommodation and food service, 15.9 Percent Professional technical and scientific services, 13.3 percent Financial as well as insurance, 9.3 retail trade 5.6 percent Health and Social Assistance 4.5% Administrative and administrative support 3.5 percent Information and communications 3.4 education as well as training 3.3 3.4% Manufacturing.

Facts About Sydney

  • A person who lives within Sydney and its suburban areas is often referred to as “Sydneysider.”
  • Sydney is, in fact, one of the most expensive cities in the world, with the cost of property ranging from about.
  • The most famous Sydney icon is the Sydney Opera House. Sydney Opera House has been completed since 1973. It took 14 years and 10000 construction workers to construct at $102 million. This is over 14 times more than the planned initial price.
  • The Sydney Tower is the highest structure in Sydney and the third highest structure in Australia.
  • Sydney was the place of the initial British colony in Australia established in 1788.
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge measures 1,149 meters and is thought to be the world’s most enormous Steel Arch Bridge in the world.
  • Sydney is still known as ‘SinCity’ because of its “convict” past.
  • The most significant annual holiday of national significance in Sydney is celebrated on the 26th of January, as it is the date of the first arrival of British convicts in the Australian city.


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