Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in West Ballina is forecast to grow from 1,385 in 2011 to 1,555 in 2021, with the average household size falling from 2.24 to 2.17 by 2021.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Ballina Shire. The period 2011 to 2021, 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|
|West Ballina||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||86||93||89||15||-1|
|Average annual change||--||0.57%||0.60%||0.56%||0.09%||-0.01%|
|Average household size||2.24||2.20||2.18||2.17||2.16||2.15|
|Population in non private dwellings||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||96.32||96.41||96.42||96.33||96.37||96.32|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, February 2016.
In 2011, the total population of West Ballina was estimated to be 2,992 people. It is expected to increase by over 260 people to 3,260 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 0.86%. This is based on an increase of over 160 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.24 to 2.17 by 2021.