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The projections are for the state, regions and all local government areas in NSW. Household and implied dwelling projections (a measure of likely demand for housing) have also being released.


The NSW Government is delivering more housing, infrastructure and services and has in place strong and aligned strategic land use, infrastructure and transport plans to support future generations while also maintaining the local character communities across the state.


The current Population Projections show:

  • NSW is expected to grow on average by over 100,000 people each year until 2041
  • Based on recent trends regional NSW population will increase by 400,000 to 3.5m in 2041
  • Greater Sydney’s population will grow to approximately 6.6 million in 2036 – about 133,000 more people than estimated in the 2016 projections.


Find out more about the current projections.

Page last updated: 24/09/2020