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Bathurst Regional

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Bathurst Regional is forecast to grow from 15,980 in 2011 to 19,367 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.54 to 2.49 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Bathurst Regional. The period 2011 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
Bathurst RegionalForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population40,00542,35444,92247,39850,10652,851
Change in population (5yrs)--2,3492,5682,4762,7082,745
Average annual change--1.15%1.18%1.08%1.12%1.07%
Households14,95315,96817,05418,15019,24120,334
Average household size2.542.522.512.492.492.48
Population in non private dwellings2,0462,0462,1662,2262,2862,346
Dwellings15,98017,06218,21919,36720,50521,640
Dwelling occupancy rate93.5793.5993.6193.7293.8493.96

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2014.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.48 2035 Average household size: 2.48 2034 Average household size: 2.48 2033 Average household size: 2.48 2032 Average household size: 2.49 2031 Average household size: 2.49 2030 Average household size: 2.49 2029 Average household size: 2.49 2028 Average household size: 2.49 2027 Average household size: 2.49 2026 Average household size: 2.49 2025 Average household size: 2.49 2024 Average household size: 2.50 2023 Average household size: 2.50 2022 Average household size: 2.50 2021 Average household size: 2.51 2020 Average household size: 2.51 2019 Average household size: 2.51 2018 Average household size: 2.52 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.52 2015 Average household size: 2.53 2014 Average household size: 2.53 2013 Average household size: 2.54 2012 Average household size: 2.53 2011 Average household size: 2.54 2036 Average household size: 2.48 2035 Average household size: 2.48 2034 Average household size: 2.48 2033 Average household size: 2.48 2032 Average household size: 2.49 2031 Average household size: 2.49 2030 Average household size: 2.49 2029 Average household size: 2.49 2028 Average household size: 2.49 2027 Average household size: 2.49 2026 Average household size: 2.49 2025 Average household size: 2.49 2024 Average household size: 2.50 2023 Average household size: 2.50 2022 Average household size: 2.50 2021 Average household size: 2.51 2020 Average household size: 2.51 2019 Average household size: 2.51 2018 Average household size: 2.52 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.52 2015 Average household size: 2.53 2014 Average household size: 2.53 2013 Average household size: 2.54 2012 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Households: 20,332 2035 Households: 20,114 2034 Households: 19,896 2033 Households: 19,677 2032 Households: 19,459 2031 Households: 19,241 2030 Households: 19,022 2029 Households: 18,804 2028 Households: 18,585 2027 Households: 18,367 2026 Households: 18,148 2025 Households: 17,930 2024 Households: 17,710 2023 Households: 17,490 2022 Households: 17,272 2021 Households: 17,055 2020 Households: 16,839 2019 Households: 16,621 2018 Households: 16,403 2017 Households: 16,187 2016 Households: 15,970 2015 Households: 15,753 2014 Households: 15,545 2013 Households: 15,337 2012 Households: 15,117 2011 Households: 14,952 2036 Total population: 52,851 2035 Total population: 52,250 2034 Total population: 51,713 2033 Total population: 51,182 2032 Total population: 50,646 2031 Total population: 50,106 2030 Total population: 49,512 2029 Total population: 48,968 2028 Total population: 48,433 2027 Total population: 47,908 2026 Total population: 47,398 2025 Total population: 46,838 2024 Total population: 46,353 2023 Total population: 45,861 2022 Total population: 45,372 2021 Total population: 44,922 2020 Total population: 44,379 2019 Total population: 43,890 2018 Total population: 43,381 2017 Total population: 42,906 2016 Total population: 42,354 2015 Total population: 41,862 2014 Total population: 41,401 2013 Total population: 40,936 2012 Total population: 40,345 2011 Total population: 40,005
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Bathurst Regional was estimated to be 40,005 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,300 people to 47,398 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.14%. This is based on an increase of over 3,100 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.54 to 2.49 by 2026.

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