Blue Mountains City Council


Population Profile, Forecast and Social Atlas

Council now has three powerful interactive tools for you to use to find out the profile of the population at the most recent census, a forecast of population changes into the future and an atlas that maps a range of socio-demographic characteristics in the City of Blue Mountains. You can find out about what is happening at the town, Planning Area and City-wide levels.

The Blue Mountains City population and household profile, forecasting and social atlas tools are designed to inform community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public.

  • Community Atlas
    See maps of socio-demographic data.
    The Community Atlas will be able to further understand your community. This tool includes key socio-demographic characteristics presented as interactive maps, providing the finest level of detail to help identify key issues and challenges for local areas across the Mountains.
  • Community Profile
    Find out what our population is like now and how it has changed in recent years.
    The Blue Mountains Community Profile includes results from the 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The web based interactive tool is designed to give all people and sectors a better understanding of the trends, and demographics of our people within the City, the Towns in which we live.
  • Population Forecast
    Find out what is happening every year between now and 2021.
    The Population Forecast web based interactive tool is designed to give all people and sectors some insight into the changes in our population and households that we are likely to experience in the future. This tool will be able to indicate how old we will be, what types of household we will live in and where the biggest demands on services will come from.

Information can be used to supplement your own documents simply by cutting and pasting, generate the information you need, or create your own charts using the information on the site. Download the Training Manual at right, and take advantage of the powerful features of the® tool.