Category Archives: Population

Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils” (part 3 – Greater Western Sydney)

Given the current interest in population growth, in the third of my articles I’ll take a look at forecast population growth in Greater Western Sydney councils. To reiterate, the projections I’m discussing are based on forecasts released by the NSW … Continue reading

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Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils” (part 2)

Given the current obvious interest in “Big Australia”, big cities and all things to do with population I thought I’d take a further look at the so-called “mega-councils” of Sydney’s future that I identified in my last post. To reiterate, … Continue reading

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Sydney, population growth – and the rise of “mega-councils”

If you were told that by 2036 the number of councils in Sydney with populations of more than 200,000 would be seven times the number today, you might be forgiven for thinking that these forecasts were based on some fairly … Continue reading

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Western Sydney a winner in Transport Inquiry interim report

In my last post I outlined the governance arrangements outlined in the interim report of the Independent Public Inquiry into Sydney’s public transport which I had a small role in developing. Now I’d like to summarise the Inquiry’s proposals for … Continue reading

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How is NSW growing? Part 3: Sydney’s employment growth 1996 to 2006

In my last post I looked at the snapshot of Sydney’s 33 largest employment centres provided by the NSW Transport Data Centre (TDC) in its Employment and Commuting in Sydney’s Centres, 1996 – 2006, based on the Metropolitan Strategy centres … Continue reading

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How is NSW growing? Part 2: Sydney’s employment centres in 2006

In part 1, I discussed population growth in the Sydney metropolitan area. I’ll continue by looking at some interesting employment data.   In December 2008 the NSW Transport Data Centre (TDC) released Employment and Commuting in Sydney’s Centres, 1996 – … Continue reading

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How is NSW growing? – part 1: Sydney metropolitan area

Recently the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the estimated resident population figures for states, local government areas (LGAs) and statistical local areas (SLAs) as at 30 June 2008 (see ABS publication 3218.0). These figures have major implications for governments, councils … Continue reading

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