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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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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 11,631 in 2016 to 18,332 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 1.89 to 1.88 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Adelaide. The period 2016 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
Summary20162021202620312036
Population23,39628,01331,64434,67837,721
Change in population (5yrs)--4,6163,6313,0343,043
Average annual change--3.67%2.47%1.85%1.70%
Households10,41912,76614,66116,22117,747
Average household size1.891.901.881.881.87
Population in non private dwellings3,6863,8064,0314,2564,481
Dwellings11,63114,32616,52718,33220,087
Dwelling occupancy rate89.5889.1188.7188.4888.35

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.87 2035 Average household size: 1.87 2034 Average household size: 1.87 2033 Average household size: 1.87 2032 Average household size: 1.87 2031 Average household size: 1.88 2030 Average household size: 1.88 2029 Average household size: 1.88 2028 Average household size: 1.88 2027 Average household size: 1.88 2026 Average household size: 1.88 2025 Average household size: 1.89 2024 Average household size: 1.89 2023 Average household size: 1.89 2022 Average household size: 1.89 2021 Average household size: 1.90 2020 Average household size: 1.90 2019 Average household size: 1.90 2018 Average household size: 1.90 2017 Average household size: 1.89 2016 Average household size: 1.89 2036 Average household size: 1.87 2035 Average household size: 1.87 2034 Average household size: 1.87 2033 Average household size: 1.87 2032 Average household size: 1.87 2031 Average household size: 1.88 2030 Average household size: 1.88 2029 Average household size: 1.88 2028 Average household size: 1.88 2027 Average household size: 1.88 2026 Average household size: 1.88 2025 Average household size: 1.89 2024 Average household size: 1.89 2023 Average household size: 1.89 2022 Average household size: 1.89 2021 Average household size: 1.90 2020 Average household size: 1.90 2019 Average household size: 1.90 2018 Average household size: 1.90 2017 Average household size: 1.89 2036 Households: 17,749 2035 Households: 17,443 2034 Households: 17,136 2033 Households: 16,829 2032 Households: 16,522 2031 Households: 16,220 2030 Households: 15,917 2029 Households: 15,614 2028 Households: 15,310 2027 Households: 14,983 2026 Households: 14,658 2025 Households: 14,326 2024 Households: 13,973 2023 Households: 13,546 2022 Households: 13,191 2021 Households: 12,766 2020 Households: 12,393 2019 Households: 11,905 2018 Households: 11,460 2017 Households: 10,775 2016 Households: 10,420 2036 Total population: 37,721 2035 Total population: 37,104 2034 Total population: 36,493 2033 Total population: 35,878 2032 Total population: 35,266 2031 Total population: 34,678 2030 Total population: 34,085 2029 Total population: 33,500 2028 Total population: 32,910 2027 Total population: 32,278 2026 Total population: 31,644 2025 Total population: 31,021 2024 Total population: 30,339 2023 Total population: 29,500 2022 Total population: 28,814 2021 Total population: 28,013 2020 Total population: 27,293 2019 Total population: 26,334 2018 Total population: 25,452 2017 Total population: 24,063 2016 Total population: 23,396
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Adelaide was estimated to be 23,396 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,200 people to 34,678 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.01%. This is based on an increase of over 5,800 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.89 to 1.88 by 2026.

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