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West Ballina

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 BallinaForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population2,9923,0783,1713,2603,2743,273
Change in population (5yrs)--86938915-1
Average annual change--0.57%0.60%0.56%0.09%-0.01%
Households1,3341,3981,4531,4981,5141,518
Average household size2.242.202.182.172.162.15
Population in non private dwellings222222
Dwellings1,3851,4501,5071,5551,5711,576
Dwelling occupancy rate96.3296.4196.4296.3396.3796.32

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.15 2035 Average household size: 2.15 2034 Average household size: 2.15 2033 Average household size: 2.16 2032 Average household size: 2.16 2031 Average household size: 2.16 2030 Average household size: 2.16 2029 Average household size: 2.17 2028 Average household size: 2.17 2027 Average household size: 2.17 2026 Average household size: 2.17 2025 Average household size: 2.17 2024 Average household size: 2.17 2023 Average household size: 2.18 2022 Average household size: 2.18 2021 Average household size: 2.18 2020 Average household size: 2.19 2019 Average household size: 2.19 2018 Average household size: 2.20 2017 Average household size: 2.20 2016 Average household size: 2.20 2015 Average household size: 2.21 2014 Average household size: 2.21 2013 Average household size: 2.22 2012 Average household size: 2.24 2011 Average household size: 2.24 2036 Average household size: 2.15 2035 Average household size: 2.15 2034 Average household size: 2.15 2033 Average household size: 2.16 2032 Average household size: 2.16 2031 Average household size: 2.16 2030 Average household size: 2.16 2029 Average household size: 2.17 2028 Average household size: 2.17 2027 Average household size: 2.17 2026 Average household size: 2.17 2025 Average household size: 2.17 2024 Average household size: 2.17 2023 Average household size: 2.18 2022 Average household size: 2.18 2021 Average household size: 2.18 2020 Average household size: 2.19 2019 Average household size: 2.19 2018 Average household size: 2.20 2017 Average household size: 2.20 2016 Average household size: 2.20 2015 Average household size: 2.21 2014 Average household size: 2.21 2013 Average household size: 2.22 2012 Average household size: 2.24 2036 Households: 1,518 2035 Households: 1,518 2034 Households: 1,517 2033 Households: 1,516 2032 Households: 1,515 2031 Households: 1,514 2030 Households: 1,513 2029 Households: 1,512 2028 Households: 1,508 2027 Households: 1,503 2026 Households: 1,498 2025 Households: 1,493 2024 Households: 1,489 2023 Households: 1,480 2022 Households: 1,467 2021 Households: 1,452 2020 Households: 1,437 2019 Households: 1,420 2018 Households: 1,413 2017 Households: 1,405 2016 Households: 1,397 2015 Households: 1,388 2014 Households: 1,379 2013 Households: 1,371 2012 Households: 1,364 2011 Households: 1,334 2036 Total population: 3,273 2035 Total population: 3,271 2034 Total population: 3,270 2033 Total population: 3,272 2032 Total population: 3,269 2031 Total population: 3,274 2030 Total population: 3,276 2029 Total population: 3,277 2028 Total population: 3,271 2027 Total population: 3,266 2026 Total population: 3,260 2025 Total population: 3,248 2024 Total population: 3,239 2023 Total population: 3,225 2022 Total population: 3,199 2021 Total population: 3,171 2020 Total population: 3,143 2019 Total population: 3,108 2018 Total population: 3,103 2017 Total population: 3,091 2016 Total population: 3,078 2015 Total population: 3,068 2014 Total population: 3,056 2013 Total population: 3,052 2012 Total population: 3,051 2011 Total population: 2,992
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2016.

Key findings

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.

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