When will Sydney’s population go up?
Updated July 26, 2018 11:02:54 Sydney’s city and suburbs are facing a new and unwelcome reality: the city’s population will increase by 1.5 per cent a year, according to a new report by the Australia Institute.
It’s a staggering increase that will have an impact on how Sydney’s residents live their lives.
The report predicts that Sydney’s populations will increase from 2.3 million people today to 2.5 million by 2051.
That means that by 2054, Sydney will have a population of almost five million people.
However, there are many things that could be done to make the city more attractive for residents.
One of the main reasons for Sydney’s growing population is that the city has become the “most diverse” in Australia, according the report.
“We can expect to see a large number of ethnic groups in the future, with some of the largest numbers in the suburbs, particularly in the inner west,” the report said.
“The population growth in Sydney’s suburbs is particularly large for women, people of colour and the elderly.”
The Institute’s chief executive, Peter Gartside, said that the findings were important for policymakers and the public.
“[They] provide important context for considering how the size of the population will change over time,” he said.
As part of the report, the Institute said that there are several ways to tackle Sydney’s increasing population.
For example, it suggested that the City of Sydney could create a community plan to “provide an affordable, efficient, inclusive and sustainable way to support Sydney’s burgeoning population”.
Another proposal was to set up a population density zone that would help reduce housing costs.
Another way to increase the citys population would be to have more residents, and also increase the number of schools and hospitals.
Some of the other ideas suggested to address Sydney’s rising population include: increasing the number and density of residential units in Sydney; providing affordable housing for older people and people with disabilities; establishing a minimum standard of living for those aged between 60 and 70 years old; increasing educational and cultural opportunities; and creating a network of social housing in inner-city Sydney.