We use population statistics to help us plan for future community needs.
Key statistics from 2016 Census
Find out about Bayside people and their households from the most recent Census of Population and Housing. View the Bayside Community Profile for key data prepared by the demographic specialists id consulting pty ltd.
Social atlas data from 2016 Census
You can view Bayside's social atlas data using colour coded maps. There are 68 different maps showing neighbourhood differences such as households, ethnicity, housing costs, labour force, travel to work, population groups and the Index of disadvantage (SEIFA).
Statistics about future population 2016-2041
Find out about Bayside’s future population up to the year 2041. This data includes how many people will live in Bayside, what type of households are expected and the impact of population ageing. This population forecast was reviewed in August 2020.
Statistics about housing in Bayside
Find out about housing in Bayside including housing supply, demand, housing diversity, affordability and availability.
How we use population statistics
We are required to ensure our services and facilities are accessible, inclusive and respond to current and emerging needs across life stages. We use community profile statistics and population forecasts extensively to provide insight and allow us to prepare broad strategies and plans.
In addition to broad strategic planning, we use this data for small area or neighbourhood planning (e.g. an activity centre in a suburb) and for detailed service planning (e.g. kindergarten provision).
Members of the community also use the data for business planning, strategic planning and grant applications for community groups and for personal study purposes.
Statistics about the local economy
Find out about the local economy in Bayside including local jobs, GDP and industries.