NSW Department of Planning and Environment


In addition our analysis of housing supply in NSW, the Housing and Population Insights team is responsible for developing analysis on population change. We use this evidence base to derive insights into how NSW is likely to develop under a variety of underlying assumptions. These insights are used across NSW Government to inform strategic investment decision making in infrastructure and service delivery planning.< p/>

We periodically release analysis of our data intended to present the complexities and interrelated elements of this work in a more accessible way to our stakeholders. If you have any feedback on this commentary or suggestions for more, please contact us at population@planning.nsw.gov.au.

Why Sydney needs more houses

Housing supply is critical to keeping a healthy level of prosperity and wellbeing in NSW. With the age profile of the State changing, this information looks at how the NSW population is changing.

Population trends and housing needs

This overview provides an update on the department’s priority projects as well as some of the plans and policies currently in consultation.

Page last updated: 14/11/2022