Bigger & Better ?

high riseLatest projected population figures predict Sydney’s population is likely to reach 9.2 million by 2031.

What does this mean for Willoughby?

Willoughby’s 2011 population was 71,650. The projected 2031 population is 91,700. This is a whopping 28% increase over the next twenty years. Where will they live?

The composition of the population is also changing. The number of under 15s will increase by nearly 40% (will we have enough schools?). The 15-24 age group will have a modest increase of just over 20% (relatively less workers paying taxes). It is the over 65s that will see the biggest increase -nearly 50%.

Another interesting aspect of these changes for Willoughby is that the underlying impetus will come from overseas migration (increased cultural diversity?).

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