Australian Bureau of Statistics
2032.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile -- A Regional Analysis, 2001
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2004
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Sydney Centre Has The Highest Population Density In Australia
It's official! The centre of Sydney is the most crowded place in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The centre of Sydney had the highest population density of the 118 regions presented in the report, with more than 4,000 people per square kilometre in the Eastern Suburbs (Statistical Sub-Division, or SSD).
The report used results from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to describe the major differences in the socio-demographic characteristics of people living in different parts of Australia.
Some major findings of the report relating to New South Wales include:
Further information is in Census of Population and Housing: Australia in Profile - A Regional Analysis (cat. no. 2032.0).
Media Note: The report was based on ABS geographical areas called Statistical Divisions (SDs). However, to give more evenly sized regions, SDs in populous areas have generally been disaggregated to Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) or Statistical Region Sectors (SRSs). Specifically, information is presented for 28 regions across New South Wales, including 14 in Sydney.
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