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Wollongbar - McLeans Ridges

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wollongbar - McLeans Ridges is forecast to grow from 975 in 2011 to 1,526 in 2021, with the average household size falling from 2.63 to 2.62 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
Wollongbar - McLeans RidgesForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population2,5172,8153,3873,8774,3214,759
Change in population (5yrs)--298572490444439
Average annual change--2.26%3.77%2.74%2.19%1.95%
Households9591,0941,2991,4811,6621,841
Average household size2.632.572.612.622.602.59
Population in non private dwellings000000
Dwellings9751,1161,3311,5261,7211,916
Dwelling occupancy rate98.3698.0397.6097.0596.5796.09

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: 2.59 2035 Average household size: 2.59 2034 Average household size: 2.59 2033 Average household size: 2.60 2032 Average household size: 2.60 2031 Average household size: 2.60 2030 Average household size: 2.60 2029 Average household size: 2.61 2028 Average household size: 2.61 2027 Average household size: 2.62 2026 Average household size: 2.62 2025 Average household size: 2.62 2024 Average household size: 2.62 2023 Average household size: 2.62 2022 Average household size: 2.61 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.60 2019 Average household size: 2.60 2018 Average household size: 2.59 2017 Average household size: 2.58 2016 Average household size: 2.57 2015 Average household size: 2.58 2014 Average household size: 2.59 2013 Average household size: 2.60 2012 Average household size: 2.61 2011 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Average household size: 2.59 2035 Average household size: 2.59 2034 Average household size: 2.59 2033 Average household size: 2.60 2032 Average household size: 2.60 2031 Average household size: 2.60 2030 Average household size: 2.60 2029 Average household size: 2.61 2028 Average household size: 2.61 2027 Average household size: 2.62 2026 Average household size: 2.62 2025 Average household size: 2.62 2024 Average household size: 2.62 2023 Average household size: 2.62 2022 Average household size: 2.61 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.60 2019 Average household size: 2.60 2018 Average household size: 2.59 2017 Average household size: 2.58 2016 Average household size: 2.57 2015 Average household size: 2.58 2014 Average household size: 2.59 2013 Average household size: 2.60 2012 Average household size: 2.61 2036 Households: 1,840 2035 Households: 1,805 2034 Households: 1,769 2033 Households: 1,733 2032 Households: 1,697 2031 Households: 1,662 2030 Households: 1,626 2029 Households: 1,589 2028 Households: 1,553 2027 Households: 1,517 2026 Households: 1,481 2025 Households: 1,444 2024 Households: 1,408 2023 Households: 1,371 2022 Households: 1,335 2021 Households: 1,298 2020 Households: 1,261 2019 Households: 1,223 2018 Households: 1,183 2017 Households: 1,140 2016 Households: 1,094 2015 Households: 1,044 2014 Households: 1,002 2013 Households: 986 2012 Households: 965 2011 Households: 961 2036 Total population: 4,759 2035 Total population: 4,672 2034 Total population: 4,585 2033 Total population: 4,499 2032 Total population: 4,411 2031 Total population: 4,321 2030 Total population: 4,234 2029 Total population: 4,149 2028 Total population: 4,059 2027 Total population: 3,967 2026 Total population: 3,877 2025 Total population: 3,784 2024 Total population: 3,688 2023 Total population: 3,589 2022 Total population: 3,489 2021 Total population: 3,387 2020 Total population: 3,284 2019 Total population: 3,177 2018 Total population: 3,067 2017 Total population: 2,947 2016 Total population: 2,815 2015 Total population: 2,696 2014 Total population: 2,596 2013 Total population: 2,562 2012 Total population: 2,521 2011 Total population: 2,517
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Wollongbar - McLeans Ridges was estimated to be 2,517 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,300 people to 3,877 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 4.41%. This is based on an increase of over 520 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.63 to 2.62 by 2021.

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