New South Wales - Australia Population 2023
"The First State"
The population of New South Wales is just under 8 million people as of march 2018. The number is expected to be over 8 million by 2019, with the percentage increase in previous years being 1.4%. The capital of NSW (New South Wales) is Sydney, which is the most populated city in the country. The greater Sydney area has over 5 million people, which grows increasingly every year. Just under two thirds of New South Wales’ population live in Sydney!
Most populated areas in New South Wales
|Rank||Significant Urban Areas||Population|
|2||Newcastle – Maitland||481,183|
|5||Albury – Wodonga||91,923|
|11||Bowral – Mittagong||39,300|
|13||Nowra – Bomaderry||37,027|
|19||Morisset – Cooranbong||24,694|
|22||Forster – Tuncurry||21,020|
|25||St Georges Basin – Sanctuary Point||18,770|
Capital of NSW - Sydney
The population of Sydney in 2019, is a very diverse city with a population of over 5.1 million people in the greater Sydney area. However, urban centers around Sydney increase these figures greatly. In 2018 CNN ranked Sydney the 5th most livable city in the world. Included in the list are Melbourne (2nd) and Adelaide (10th). The reason for the high ranking is because of the high quality of life Australian residence have.
Demographic - Male & Female
The New South Wales population is split by 50.7% female and 49.3% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
The New South Wales populations median age is 38 years old. The biggest age group is 30-34 year olds at 7.2% of the NSW population (540,360 People). This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly household income
The New South Wales population has an average weekly household income of $1,486. However, the average personal income was $664 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
Median weekly rent
The New South Wales population pays on average $380 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.6 in NSW. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census.
States and territories population
|States and Territories||Population March 2019|
Percentage change over 2017-18
|New South Wales||7,988,241||1.5%|
|Australian Capital Territory||420,960||2.2%|
|*Total Australian Population||24,899,100||1.6%|
*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island.
The top response for religious affiliation was “No religion” at 25.1%, closely followed by Catholic at 24.7% of the New South Wales population. Since the last census in 2011 the number of people responding as having no religion has gone up by 7.6%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
New South Wales has a variety of occupations, but nearly a quarter of the population are “professionals” at 23.6%. The next highest occupation is “clerical and administrative workers” at 13.8% which is lower than the Australian average of 15.1%. This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census.
Facts about New South Wales
- NSW was founded as a penal colony in 1788 and had a land mass of more than half of Australia.
- NSW has a land mass of 802 000 square kilometres or 10.4% of Australia’s total land.
- The Sydney opera house has over 1 million tiles covering it roof.
- coastline is 2137 km long
- NSW’ famous Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage area.