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City of Adelaide

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Adelaide is forecast to grow from 10,781 in 2011 to 17,128 in 2026, with the average household size rising from 1.90 to 1.91 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Adelaide. The period 2011 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
City of AdelaideForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population20,92023,56628,08031,92935,02738,124
Change in population (5yrs)--2,6464,5143,8493,0983,097
Average annual change--2.41%3.57%2.60%1.87%1.71%
Households9,55010,82813,10115,07716,65918,207
Average household size1.901.921.921.911.901.90
Population in non private dwellings2,7962,8072,9273,1523,3773,602
Dwellings10,78112,24214,83817,12818,93320,688
Dwelling occupancy rate88.5888.4588.2988.0387.9988.01

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2015.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.90 2035 Average household size: 1.90 2034 Average household size: 1.90 2033 Average household size: 1.90 2032 Average household size: 1.90 2031 Average household size: 1.90 2030 Average household size: 1.90 2029 Average household size: 1.90 2028 Average household size: 1.90 2027 Average household size: 1.91 2026 Average household size: 1.91 2025 Average household size: 1.91 2024 Average household size: 1.91 2023 Average household size: 1.92 2022 Average household size: 1.92 2021 Average household size: 1.92 2020 Average household size: 1.92 2019 Average household size: 1.92 2018 Average household size: 1.92 2017 Average household size: 1.92 2016 Average household size: 1.92 2015 Average household size: 1.91 2014 Average household size: 1.91 2013 Average household size: 1.91 2012 Average household size: 1.90 2011 Average household size: 1.90 2036 Average household size: 1.90 2035 Average household size: 1.90 2034 Average household size: 1.90 2033 Average household size: 1.90 2032 Average household size: 1.90 2031 Average household size: 1.90 2030 Average household size: 1.90 2029 Average household size: 1.90 2028 Average household size: 1.90 2027 Average household size: 1.91 2026 Average household size: 1.91 2025 Average household size: 1.91 2024 Average household size: 1.91 2023 Average household size: 1.92 2022 Average household size: 1.92 2021 Average household size: 1.92 2020 Average household size: 1.92 2019 Average household size: 1.92 2018 Average household size: 1.92 2017 Average household size: 1.92 2016 Average household size: 1.92 2015 Average household size: 1.91 2014 Average household size: 1.91 2013 Average household size: 1.91 2012 Average household size: 1.90 2036 Households: 18,209 2035 Households: 17,899 2034 Households: 17,590 2033 Households: 17,281 2032 Households: 16,972 2031 Households: 16,662 2030 Households: 16,354 2029 Households: 16,045 2028 Households: 15,737 2027 Households: 15,407 2026 Households: 15,079 2025 Households: 14,745 2024 Households: 14,397 2023 Households: 13,972 2022 Households: 13,547 2021 Households: 13,101 2020 Households: 12,675 2019 Households: 12,225 2018 Households: 11,776 2017 Households: 11,332 2016 Households: 10,831 2015 Households: 10,267 2014 Households: 10,172 2013 Households: 10,049 2012 Households: 9,715 2011 Households: 9,554 2036 Total population: 38,124 2035 Total population: 37,499 2034 Total population: 36,877 2033 Total population: 36,257 2032 Total population: 35,638 2031 Total population: 35,027 2030 Total population: 34,419 2029 Total population: 33,817 2028 Total population: 33,214 2027 Total population: 32,576 2026 Total population: 31,929 2025 Total population: 31,289 2024 Total population: 30,625 2023 Total population: 29,799 2022 Total population: 28,963 2021 Total population: 28,080 2020 Total population: 27,251 2019 Total population: 26,352 2018 Total population: 25,469 2017 Total population: 24,556 2016 Total population: 23,566 2015 Total population: 22,393 2014 Total population: 22,196 2013 Total population: 21,957 2012 Total population: 21,244 2011 Total population: 20,920
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the City of Adelaide was estimated to be 20,920 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,000 people to 31,929 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.86%. This is based on an increase of over 5,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 1.90 to 1.91 by 2026.

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