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The Question of Sydney’s Population Density

population densityIn an article for the website Property Update, Michael Yardney talks about the population density of Sydney. 3D maps let us into the fact that Inner Sydney is a densely populated zone. Suburbs like Chatswood, Artarmon, and St. Leonards have a flurry of residential, commercial and industrial activity going on and they also make what we can only describe as really densely populated zones.

Population density

The population density is relatively low as we move north of the Parramatta River. The same is true as we move north of the Southern Beach areas which for information’s sake are some of the mostly populated areas. Here, Yardney talks about Dee-why, Coogee and North Manly.

Physical and anthropogenic factors

Yardney feels that both physical and anthropogenic factors lead to the shift in demographics; remoteness versus accessibility, topographical constraints, geographical restrictions and availability of resources, among other physical factors.

There are anthropogenic and other human factors at play, too. Pollution hazards and environmental safety, political and social stability and the penchant of the human race to prosper; these are some of the features prospective residents seek in their area of residence.

You can read the original article here.


Gentrification trends are also important yardsticks. Australia has undergone a sea change when it comes to how its population is shifting its paradigm. We know how historically fond we have been of the McMansions and yet today, it seems like a thing of past, suddenly.

We are gentrifying/urbanising and for us, a far smaller place of residence close to smart transport, café culture, facilities and amenities will do just as fine or even better today. This is just to give you a glimpse of how we may respond to a population explosion.