Sydney's population is booming but not all suburbs are growing at the same pace

Homes being built in Elderslie, one of the new suburbs surrounding Camden. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Homes being built in Elderslie, one of the new suburbs surrounding Camden. Photo: Wolter Peeters

THE extra surge in Sydney's population predicted by the NSW government will be concentrated in Canterbury, Parramatta, the Hills, Camden and the inner city.

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure this week released figures showing the Sydney and NSW populations were growing much faster than predicted only two years ago.

When the government's previous population projections were released in 2014, the population of Sydney was expected to be 6.25 million in 20 years, up from about 4.3 million in 2011.

The government's updated forecasts show the city is expected to have about 6.42 million in 20 years – 170,000 more than predicted only two years earlier.

But a breakdown of those figures shows the increase in the expected population is not spread evenly across the city.

Of those 170,000 more people, 35,900 are expected to reside in Canterbury.

Almost 26,000 are expected to reside in Parramatta, 25,000 in the Hills in Sydney's north west, and 23,000 in Camden in the south west.

The increase also included 18,850 in the city of Sydney.

The story, Sydney's population is booming but not all suburbs are growing at the same pace, first appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald.

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