3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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NEW SOUTH WALES

  • In 2015-16, 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, increasing by 3,300 to reach 15,500 people. Large growth also occurred in Riverstone - Marsden Park (3,100) in north-west Sydney, and the inner-city SA2 of Waterloo - Beaconsfield (2,400).
  • Greater Sydney also contained nine of the ten fastest-growing SA2s in New South Wales. Cobbitty - Leppington was the fastest growing SA2 (28%). This was followed by Riverstone - Marsden Park (24%), Homebush Bay - Silverwater (12%), Waterloo - Beaconsfield and Mascot - Eastlakes (both 7.9%).
  • Of the SA2s outside of Greater Sydney, those with the largest growth were Kingscliff - Fingal Head (680 people) on the far north coast near Tweed Heads, Wollongong (660), Shellharbour - Flinders (590) in the Illawarra region and Maitland - West (550) in the Hunter Valley. The SA2s with the fastest growth were Kingscliff - Fingal Head (5.4%), Wagga Wagga - North (5.1%) and Shellharbour - Flinders (3.7%).


    SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, New South Wales

    ERP at 30 June
    Population Change
    2016p
    2015r-2016p
    SA2 GCCSA
    no.
    no.
    %

    LARGEST GROWTH

    Cobbitty - LeppingtonGreater Sydney
    15 450
    3 338
    27.6
    Riverstone - Marsden ParkGreater Sydney
    16 492
    3 146
    23.6
    Waterloo - BeaconsfieldGreater Sydney
    32 165
    2 358
    7.9
    Homebush Bay - SilverwaterGreater Sydney
    19 965
    2 062
    11.5
    Mascot - EastlakesGreater Sydney
    26 099
    1 904
    7.9
    KellyvilleGreater Sydney
    30 181
    1 482
    5.2
    Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsGreater Sydney
    22 479
    1 429
    6.8
    Elderslie - Harrington ParkGreater Sydney
    21 279
    1 403
    7.1
    Hornsby - WaitaraGreater Sydney
    34 220
    1 387
    4.2
    Hoxton Park - Horningsea ParkGreater Sydney
    24 911
    1 244
    5.3

    FASTEST GROWTH(a)

    Cobbitty - LeppingtonGreater Sydney
    15 450
    3 338
    27.6
    Riverstone - Marsden ParkGreater Sydney
    16 492
    3 146
    23.6
    Homebush Bay - SilverwaterGreater Sydney
    19 965
    2 062
    11.5
    Waterloo - BeaconsfieldGreater Sydney
    32 165
    2 358
    7.9
    Mascot - EastlakesGreater Sydney
    26 099
    1 904
    7.9
    Elderslie - Harrington ParkGreater Sydney
    21 279
    1 403
    7.1
    Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsGreater Sydney
    22 479
    1 429
    6.8
    Arncliffe - Bardwell ValleyGreater Sydney
    19 913
    1 180
    6.3
    BotanyGreater Sydney
    11 196
    633
    6.0
    Kingscliff - Fingal HeadRest of NSW
    13 282
    678
    5.4

    (a) Excludes SA2s with a population of less than 1,000 at June 2015.


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, New South Wales - 2015-16