3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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NEW SOUTH WALES

  • In 2016-17, the ten SA2s with the largest population increases in New South Wales were all within Greater Sydney. The outer south-west SA2 of Cobbitty - Leppington had the largest growth in terms of absolute numbers, increasing by 4,100 to reach 22,600 people. Large growth also occurred in Riverstone - Marsden Park (3,800) in north-west Sydney, and the inner-city SA2 of Waterloo - Beaconsfield (2,600).
  • Greater Sydney also contained the ten fastest-growing SA2s in New South Wales. Cobbitty - Leppington also had the fastest growth (22%). This was followed by Riverstone - Marsden Park (21%), Arncliffe - Bardwell Valley (8.6%), Homebush Bay - Silverwater (8.0%) and Waterloo - Beaconsfield (7.4%).
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Sydney, those with the largest growth were Queanbeyan Region (870 people) which neighbours the Australian Capital Territory, Maitland - West (620) in the Hunter Valley, and Orange - North (570) in the Central West region. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Thornton - Millers Forest (5.3%) in the Hunter Valley, Horsley - Kembla Grange (5.1%) in the Illawarra region, and Queanbeyan Region (5.0%).

    SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, New South Wales

    ERP AT 30 JUNE
    POPULATION CHANGE
    2017p
    2016pr-2017p
    SA2 GCCSA
    no.
    no.
    %

    LARGEST GROWTH

    Cobbitty - LeppingtonGreater Sydney
    22 559
    4 054
    21.9
    Riverstone - Marsden ParkGreater Sydney
    21 668
    3 775
    21.1
    Waterloo - BeaconsfieldGreater Sydney
    37 929
    2 606
    7.4
    Parramatta - RosehillGreater Sydney
    32 712
    1 971
    6.4
    Arncliffe - Bardwell ValleyGreater Sydney
    24 873
    1 962
    8.6
    Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsGreater Sydney
    24 977
    1 675
    7.2
    Homebush Bay - SilverwaterGreater Sydney
    21 158
    1 564
    8.0
    RydeGreater Sydney
    29 885
    1 379
    4.8
    Mascot - EastlakesGreater Sydney
    27 068
    1 332
    5.2
    Redfern - ChippendaleGreater Sydney
    25 538
    1 331
    5.5

    FASTEST GROWTH(a)

    Cobbitty - LeppingtonGreater Sydney
    22 559
    4 054
    21.9
    Riverstone - Marsden ParkGreater Sydney
    21 668
    3 775
    21.1
    Arncliffe - Bardwell ValleyGreater Sydney
    24 873
    1 962
    8.6
    Homebush Bay - SilverwaterGreater Sydney
    21 158
    1 564
    8.0
    Waterloo - BeaconsfieldGreater Sydney
    37 929
    2 606
    7.4
    Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsGreater Sydney
    24 977
    1 675
    7.2
    Parramatta - RosehillGreater Sydney
    32 712
    1 971
    6.4
    Elderslie - Harrington ParkGreater Sydney
    22 914
    1 214
    5.6
    Redfern - ChippendaleGreater Sydney
    25 538
    1 331
    5.5
    Warwick FarmGreater Sydney
    6 470
    335
    5.5

    (a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2016.


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, New South Wales - 2016-17
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, New South Wales, 2016-17