Profiling our community

Profiling our community

Profiling Sydney

The City of Sydney Community Profile uses data from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Australian censuses. It provides demographic information on the city's residents, for the whole local government authority and for each suburb. A profile of metropolitan Sydney is included for comparison. The information is presented in simple, clear tables and charts with concise, factual commentary.

2016 census data is released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2 main stages. The June 2017 release covers basic demographic data (for example, age, income, ethnicity and language) and the October 2017 release covers employment, qualifications and population mobility. Updates to the City’s webpages and datasets follow accordingly.

Community Atlas

Using interactive maps, the Community Atlas includes the city's key socio-demographic characteristics gleaned from the 3 most recent censuses. The atlas has maps detailing data on:

  • population
  • ethnicity
  • education
  • households
  • income
  • labour force
  • housing
  • computer use
  • areas of disadvantage.

Population forecasts

The City of Sydney population and housing forecasts are designed to provide an estimate of the growth in population over the next 20 years. Projections are given for the whole local area, as well as for the 10 village groupings. The forecasts include results in age-specific and household categories, as well as looking at the drivers for change in key city demographics.

City and village community profiles 

We have prepared community profiles for each of the 10 village groupings in the City of Sydney local area. The reports analyse data from the 2006 and 2011 censuses, focusing on the proportions across a number of demographic categories and comparing these to the city as a whole. Updates incorporating 2016 census data will occur following the final release of data from the bureau. The City of Sydney has comparisons to Greater Sydney. The proportions are adjusted to exclude non-responses within each of the categories. Population data is also included based on the estimated resident population, as provided by the bureau. 


Community Atlas Population and housing forecasts The City of Sydney Community Profile

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Last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019