NSROC population is estimated to be at 589,317 (estimate ABS ERP 2013).

The NSROC region has an ageing population with a smaller proportion of people in the younger age groups (0 to 17 years) but a larger proportion of people in the older age groups (60+ years).

Overall, 37.3% of the population was born overseas, and 26.6% were from a non-English speaking background. The dominant non-English speaking country of birth in NSROC Region was China, where 5.2% of the population, or 28,154 people, were born.

Overall, 60.3% of the population have higher educational qualifications and 30.6% had no qualifications, compared with 48.3% and 40.5% respectively for Sydney Statistical Divison.

The three most popular employment sectors are:  Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (46,715 persons or 17.1%) Health Care and Social Assistance (35,296 persons or 12.9%) and Retail Trade (23,576 persons or 8.6%).

Household income levels in NSROC Region are generally higher than the Sydney average with 34.3% of households being high income and earning $1,500 per week For more extensive live community information go to our Community Statistics link:

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The core areas that NSROC is engaged with is:

  • Health and healthy living services
  • Aging and disability community needs
  • Youth needs and indigenous needs
  • Cultural and diversity development
  • Education and training opportunities

Use our search function to find out more details and projects on these specific topics.

Visit our Community Resources page for links to Council and community websites.

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NSROC Regional Social Report -2005 The NSROC Regional Social Report was completed by GML Social Research in July 2005 and identifies social issues of high concern to the communities of the NSROC region. The report examines the community values of the region and the anticipated impacts on the provision of community services if current population growth trends continue as anticipated and as documented in the state government’s recently released Metropolitan Strategy.

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