Population in The Hills Shire

Year 

Number

Source Note: Baulkham Hills Shire proclaimed in 1906, name changed in 2008 

1828

1,658

Census 1828 B Hills, Castle Hill, F of M, Portland Head, LPH, Upper Nelson Districts

1841

2,055 

Census 1841 Castle Hill, Field of Mars, Nelson, Maroota and Cornelia Land Parishes

1861 

2,545 

Census 1861 Castle Hill, Field of Mars (rural), Nelson, Maroota and Cornelia Parishes

1871

3,118 

Census 1871 Castle Hill, Field of Mars (rural), Nelson, Maroota and Cornelia Parishes 

1891 

3,527 

Census 1891 BH, CH, F of M, (all) Dural, Mud Island, Lower Portland Sub District 

1901 

2,981 

Census 1901 BH, CH,  F of M, Dural, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Rouse Hill, no Hawk River

1908

3,800 

672 dwellings Statistical Register of NSW 1907 

1911 

3,483 

Census 1911 

1921 

5,113 

Census 1921 

1933 

8,075 

Census 1933 

1947 

10,675 

Census 1947 

1949 

16,000

'Australian Blue Book'

1954

15,620 

Census 1954 (LGA Boundary change) 

1955 

16,500 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1956 

18,150 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1958 

19,850 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1960 

21,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1961 

23,610 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1961 

23,643 

Census 1961 

1962

24,640 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1963 

27,600 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1965 

29,400

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1966

33,499 

Census 1966 

1966

33,504 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1967 

38,529 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1968 

43,500 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1969 

46,900

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1970 

52,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1971 

57,373 

Census 1971 

1971 

59,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1972 

62,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1973 

64,800 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers

1974 

66,680 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1975 

70,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1976 

75,665 

Census 1976 

1978 

80,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1979 

85,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1980 

90,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1981 

93,068 

Census 1981 

1986 

102,804 

Census 1986 

1988 

102,000 

BHSC Notice to Ratepayers 

1991 

114,032 

Census 1991 

1996 

118,797 

Census 1996 

2000 

131,000 

BHSC 'Hills Shire Plan'

2001

139,404 

Census 2001 

2002 

150,000 

BHSC 'Hills Shire Plan' 

2003 

154,486 

BHSC BizData June 2004 

2004 

157,854 

BHSC BizData June 2005 

2005 

161,068 

BHSC BizData June 2006 

2006

165,931 

Census 2006 

2009 

176,487 

THSC 

2011 

169,872 

Census 2011 

2014 

187,703 

ERP June 2014 

2016

162,539

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2017

166,412

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