3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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NEW SOUTH WALES

In 2017-18:

  • The number of people living in Greater Sydney increased by 93,400 (1.8%), while the number living outside the capital city increased by 26,900 people (1.0%).
  • Greater Sydney's growth rate fell from 2.2% in 2016-17.

Largest growth areas: The Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of Riverstone - Marsden Park, in Sydney's north-west (up by 5,000 people), followed by Cobbitty - Leppington (4,500) in the city's outer south-west.

Fastest growth areas: Riverstone - Marsden Park (23%), followed by Cobbitty - Leppington (20%), and Chullora (16%) in Sydney's inner south-west.

Regional growth areas: Outside of Greater Sydney, the SA2 of Queanbeyan Region had the largest population increase (970 people), while Thornton - Millers Forest in the Hunter Valley grew the fastest (7.7%).


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, New South Wales

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2018
2017-2018
SA2 SA4
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Riverstone - Marsden ParkSydney - Blacktown
26 630
5 008
23.2
Cobbitty - LeppingtonSydney - South West
26 918
4 463
19.9
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsSydney - Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury
27 828
2 672
10.6
Waterloo - BeaconsfieldSydney - City and Inner South
40 251
2 286
6.0
Homebush Bay - SilverwaterSydney - Parramatta
23 028
1 827
8.6
Castlereagh - CranebrookSydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
27 189
1 568
6.1
Epping - North EppingSydney - Ryde
30 487
1 397
4.8
Mount Annan - Currans HillSydney - Outer South West
31 895
1 395
4.6
Prestons - Edmondson ParkSydney - South West
20 551
1 329
6.9
Arncliffe - Bardwell ValleySydney - Inner South West
26 191
1 309
5.3

FASTEST GROWTH

Riverstone - Marsden ParkSydney - Blacktown
26 630
5 008
23.2
Cobbitty - LeppingtonSydney - South West
26 918
4 463
19.9
ChulloraSydney - Inner South West
1 454
200
15.9
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsSydney - Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury
27 828
2 672
10.6
Homebush Bay - SilverwaterSydney - Parramatta
23 028
1 827
8.6
Thornton - Millers ForestHunter Valley exc Newcastle
11 616
833
7.7
Prestons - Edmondson ParkSydney - South West
20 551
1 329
6.9
Mulgoa - Luddenham - Orchard HillsSydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
11 031
699
6.8
BotanySydney - City and Inner South
12 439
732
6.3
Castlereagh - CranebrookSydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
27 189
1 568
6.1


POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, New South Wales - 2017-18
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, New South Wales, 2017-18