Ballina Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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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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West Ballina

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in West Ballina is forecast to grow from 1,460 in 2016 to 1,581 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.14 to 2.13 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Ballina Shire. 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
West BallinaForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population3,0823,1713,2473,2663,252
Change in population (5yrs)--897619-14
Average annual change--0.57%0.47%0.12%-0.09%
Households1,4351,4811,5211,5281,527
Average household size2.142.132.132.132.12
Population in non private dwellings1212121212
Dwellings1,4601,5171,5651,5811,586
Dwelling occupancy rate98.2997.6397.1996.6596.28

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.12 2035 Average household size: 2.12 2034 Average household size: 2.12 2033 Average household size: 2.13 2032 Average household size: 2.13 2031 Average household size: 2.13 2030 Average household size: 2.13 2029 Average household size: 2.13 2028 Average household size: 2.13 2027 Average household size: 2.13 2026 Average household size: 2.13 2025 Average household size: 2.13 2024 Average household size: 2.13 2023 Average household size: 2.13 2022 Average household size: 2.13 2021 Average household size: 2.13 2020 Average household size: 2.13 2019 Average household size: 2.14 2018 Average household size: 2.14 2017 Average household size: 2.14 2016 Average household size: 2.14 2036 Average household size: 2.12 2035 Average household size: 2.12 2034 Average household size: 2.12 2033 Average household size: 2.13 2032 Average household size: 2.13 2031 Average household size: 2.13 2030 Average household size: 2.13 2029 Average household size: 2.13 2028 Average household size: 2.13 2027 Average household size: 2.13 2026 Average household size: 2.13 2025 Average household size: 2.13 2024 Average household size: 2.13 2023 Average household size: 2.13 2022 Average household size: 2.13 2021 Average household size: 2.13 2020 Average household size: 2.13 2019 Average household size: 2.14 2018 Average household size: 2.14 2017 Average household size: 2.14 2036 Households: 1,526 2035 Households: 1,527 2034 Households: 1,527 2033 Households: 1,528 2032 Households: 1,529 2031 Households: 1,529 2030 Households: 1,530 2029 Households: 1,530 2028 Households: 1,528 2027 Households: 1,525 2026 Households: 1,522 2025 Households: 1,518 2024 Households: 1,515 2023 Households: 1,508 2022 Households: 1,497 2021 Households: 1,483 2020 Households: 1,468 2019 Households: 1,453 2018 Households: 1,447 2017 Households: 1,441 2016 Households: 1,434 2036 Total population: 3,252 2035 Total population: 3,253 2034 Total population: 3,255 2033 Total population: 3,262 2032 Total population: 3,264 2031 Total population: 3,266 2030 Total population: 3,268 2029 Total population: 3,276 2028 Total population: 3,267 2027 Total population: 3,259 2026 Total population: 3,247 2025 Total population: 3,239 2024 Total population: 3,240 2023 Total population: 3,221 2022 Total population: 3,202 2021 Total population: 3,171 2020 Total population: 3,145 2019 Total population: 3,115 2018 Total population: 3,111 2017 Total population: 3,097 2016 Total population: 3,082
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of West Ballina was estimated to be 3,082 people. It is expected to increase by over 180 people to 3,266 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.58%. This is based on an increase of over 90 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.14 to 2.13 by 2031.

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