Sydney metropolitan area map
Map of sydney metropolitan area. Sydney metropolitan area map (Australia) to print. Sydney metropolitan area map (Australia) to download. Sydney is well-endowed with open spaces and access to waterways, and has many natural areas, even in the city centre. Within the CBD are the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Park, Hyde Park, The Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The metropolitan area contains several national parks, including the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world, and several parks in Sydney far west which are part of the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area as you can see in sydney metropolitan area map. The metropolitan area is characterised by large areas of urban sprawl, and, on the eastern side, beaches along the Tasman Sea. The Sydney Statistical Division, used for census data, is the unofficial metropolitan area and covers 12,145 km2 (4,689 sq mi).
Most parts of the metropolitan area are served by buses, many of which follow the pre-1961 tram routes (see sydney metropolitan area map). In the city and inner suburbs the state-owned Sydney Buses has a monopoly. In the outer suburbs, service is contracted to many private bus companies. Construction of a network of rapid bus transitways in areas not previously well served by public transport began in 1999, and the first of these, the Liverpool–Parramatta Rapid Bus Transitway, opened in February 2003. State government-owned Sydney Ferries runs numerous commuter and tourist ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River. Surrounded by national parks, beaches and rivers, Sydney offers unique opportunities to enjoy nature without leaving the city.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sydney, Australia metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035. The current metro area population of Sydney in 2021 is 4,992,000, a 1.34% increase from 2020 as its shown in sydney metropolitan area map. The metro area population of Sydney in 2020 was 4,926,000, a 1.38% increase from 2019. The metro area population of Sydney in 2019 was 4,859,000, a 1.4% increase from 2018. The metro area population of Sydney in 2018 was 4,792,000, a 1.78% increase from 2017.