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NSW Population Projections

NSW Population Projections provides insights into the growing population of NSW.

NSW Projections Explorer


Over the 20 years (2021-2041) New South Wales' population will grow by X,xxxxx (x%) – or around x,xxx (x%) a year. Not all places will grow or change in the same way, at the same rate, or at the same time. For more information about what sits behind these numbers, visit the NSW Population Projections website.

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Region 2021 2041 Change Annual %


The Projections Explorer Tool is intended for use with: - A desktop or laptop computer with internet access - Any modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera etc) It has been tested on tablet and the tool works in landscape mode. On mobile phones the tool is difficult to navigate, and some functionality is lost.


NSW Department of Planning and Environment wants to make its information and services available to as many people as possible, including those using assistive technology.

The highly visual nature of the Projections Explorer makes it unsuitable to conforming with WCAG 2.0 Level AA, the mechanism used by standard web pages to achieve accessibility.


If you have any accessibility-related issues, email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you get the information you need.