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Population

Published 25th September, 2018

NSW has the highest population of any state in Australia, with 7.95 million residents as of March 2018 – roughly 64.5 per cent of which lives in Greater Sydney.

NSW is the most successful multicultural community in Australia. We speak more than 275 different languages and practice 144 different religions. According to the 2016 Census, over 27.6 per cent of NSW residents were born overseas.

Our state also has a rapidly expanding population, growing by roughly 106,100 people annually – the fastest growing population in Australia. Greater Sydney and Newcastle have the highest population densities in the state, with 391 and 423 people per square kilometre.

NSW is also home to a booming transportation link. Sydney Airport is a major hub for international travel, creating a steady tourism industry for the state. 

Published 25th September, 2018
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