‘Sydney population has been a surprise’: Government report
The Washington Times article Sydney has the highest number of babies born in a single year, but the population has a surprise population: more than 10 million people.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the Sydney population in 2017, and revealed the total population is almost 10 million, a significant increase of around 30,000 since 2014.
The numbers come from the Census of Population and Housing, which is carried out every five years.
The number of births has increased by about 1,000 over the past five years, while the number of deaths has fallen by about 600,000.
The census shows that the city has now surpassed London as the largest city in the world, after New York.
The statistics also revealed that people born in the Sydney metropolitan area are more than twice as likely to live in Sydney than those born in any other city in Australia.
For the first time, Sydney’s population is also more likely to be made up of foreign born people, with about 3 per cent of the city’s population being foreign born.
The Census of Households also found that the median age of a Sydney household is 34.9, while it is 35.4 for the population as a whole.
The population of Sydney is projected to grow by 5.4 per cent over the next five years and by 2.2 per cent each year thereafter.
In a speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the city was not a model for the world.
“The reality is that Sydney is not a good place for young Australians to grow up and have a good future, it is a city where we can attract talent and it is also a city that we can be innovative and we can innovate,” he said.
The city is expected to surpass Beijing and Hong Kong as the world’s most populous city in 2020, and by 2050, it will overtake Dubai as the third largest city.
Mr Turnbull said Sydney was on track to become the world centre of medical science and technology, with more than $2 billion invested in its healthcare sector.
He said the country had made significant strides in improving education and health and was now poised to attract “the next generation of entrepreneurs”.
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