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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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Wollongbar - Mcleans Ridges

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wollongbar - Mcleans Ridges is forecast to grow from 1,197 in 2016 to 1,802 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.66 to 2.62 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
Wollongbar - Mcleans RidgesForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,9883,4913,9434,3544,761
Change in population (5yrs)--503452411407
Average annual change--3.16%2.46%2.00%1.80%
Households1,1221,3191,4931,6641,834
Average household size2.662.652.642.622.60
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings1,1971,4121,6071,8021,997
Dwelling occupancy rate93.7393.4192.9192.3491.84

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: 2.60 2035 Average household size: 2.60 2034 Average household size: 2.60 2033 Average household size: 2.61 2032 Average household size: 2.61 2031 Average household size: 2.62 2030 Average household size: 2.62 2029 Average household size: 2.63 2028 Average household size: 2.64 2027 Average household size: 2.64 2026 Average household size: 2.64 2025 Average household size: 2.65 2024 Average household size: 2.65 2023 Average household size: 2.66 2022 Average household size: 2.66 2021 Average household size: 2.65 2020 Average household size: 2.66 2019 Average household size: 2.65 2018 Average household size: 2.66 2017 Average household size: 2.65 2016 Average household size: 2.66 2036 Average household size: 2.60 2035 Average household size: 2.60 2034 Average household size: 2.60 2033 Average household size: 2.61 2032 Average household size: 2.61 2031 Average household size: 2.62 2030 Average household size: 2.62 2029 Average household size: 2.63 2028 Average household size: 2.64 2027 Average household size: 2.64 2026 Average household size: 2.64 2025 Average household size: 2.65 2024 Average household size: 2.65 2023 Average household size: 2.66 2022 Average household size: 2.66 2021 Average household size: 2.65 2020 Average household size: 2.66 2019 Average household size: 2.65 2018 Average household size: 2.66 2017 Average household size: 2.65 2036 Households: 1,834 2035 Households: 1,800 2034 Households: 1,766 2033 Households: 1,732 2032 Households: 1,698 2031 Households: 1,664 2030 Households: 1,630 2029 Households: 1,595 2028 Households: 1,561 2027 Households: 1,526 2026 Households: 1,492 2025 Households: 1,457 2024 Households: 1,422 2023 Households: 1,388 2022 Households: 1,353 2021 Households: 1,318 2020 Households: 1,283 2019 Households: 1,246 2018 Households: 1,208 2017 Households: 1,167 2016 Households: 1,123 2036 Total population: 4,761 2035 Total population: 4,680 2034 Total population: 4,600 2033 Total population: 4,518 2032 Total population: 4,437 2031 Total population: 4,354 2030 Total population: 4,272 2029 Total population: 4,194 2028 Total population: 4,115 2027 Total population: 4,030 2026 Total population: 3,943 2025 Total population: 3,864 2024 Total population: 3,774 2023 Total population: 3,687 2022 Total population: 3,594 2021 Total population: 3,491 2020 Total population: 3,407 2019 Total population: 3,306 2018 Total population: 3,209 2017 Total population: 3,091 2016 Total population: 2,988
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Wollongbar - Mcleans Ridges was estimated to be 2,988 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,300 people to 4,354 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 3.84%. This is based on an increase of over 540 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.66 to 2.62 by 2031.

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