3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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New South Wales

Population change

Greater Sydney increased by 87,100 people (1.7%), the rest of the state increased by 22,600 (0.8%). 

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Cobbitty - Leppington in Sydney's outer south-west and Riverstone - Marsden Park in Sydney's outer north-west (both up by 5,300 people)
    • Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills (3,900), also in Sydney's outer north-west

The areas with the highest growth rates were: 
    • Riverstone - Marsden Park and Cobbitty - Leppington (both 20%)
    • Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills (14%)


Components of population change
    • Cobbitty - Leppington had the largest natural increase (770 people).
    • Cobbitty - Leppington and Riverstone - Marsden Park had the largest net internal migration gains (both 4,400 people).
    • Parramatta - Rosehill, to the west of Sydney's city centre, had the largest net overseas migration gain (2,600 people). 


Centre of population

The centre for New South Wales: 
    • was near the Hawkesbury River at June 2019, in the rural suburb of Lower Portland
    • moved 390 metres south-east over 2018-19, reflecting strong growth in Sydney and along the NSW coast

The centre for Sydney: 
    • was in the Parramatta River at June 2019, close to the suburb of Ermington 
    • moved 70 metres south-west over 2018-19, led by strong population growth in outer south-western Sydney


Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 all surrounded Sydney's central business district: 
    • Potts Point - Woolloomooloo (16,800 people per sq km)
    • Pyrmont - Ultimo (16,600)
    • Darlinghurst (15,100)