Bayside 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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Bayside Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Bayside Council is forecast to grow from 61,211 in 2016 to 81,496 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.69 to 2.60 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Bayside Council. 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
Bayside CouncilForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population162,358189,010203,258208,941212,836
Change in population (5yrs)--26,65214,2485,6833,894
Average annual change--3.09%1.46%0.55%0.37%
Households59,55870,21276,47079,50481,662
Average household size2.692.662.622.602.57
Population in non private dwellings2,0952,4712,5612,6012,601
Dwellings61,21171,96878,40381,49683,746
Dwelling occupancy rate97.3097.5697.5397.5697.51

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.58 2034 Average household size: 2.58 2033 Average household size: 2.59 2032 Average household size: 2.59 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: 2.63 2024 Average household size: 2.64 2023 Average household size: 2.65 2022 Average household size: 2.65 2021 Average household size: 2.66 2020 Average household size: 2.66 2019 Average household size: 2.67 2018 Average household size: 2.67 2017 Average household size: 2.68 2016 Average household size: 2.69 2036 Average household size: 2.57 2035 Average household size: 2.58 2034 Average household size: 2.58 2033 Average household size: 2.59 2032 Average household size: 2.59 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: 2.63 2024 Average household size: 2.64 2023 Average household size: 2.65 2022 Average household size: 2.65 2021 Average household size: 2.66 2020 Average household size: 2.66 2019 Average household size: 2.67 2018 Average household size: 2.67 2017 Average household size: 2.68 2036 Households: 81,653 2035 Households: 81,270 2034 Households: 80,830 2033 Households: 80,390 2032 Households: 79,949 2031 Households: 79,501 2030 Households: 79,021 2029 Households: 78,506 2028 Households: 77,905 2027 Households: 77,270 2026 Households: 76,474 2025 Households: 75,547 2024 Households: 74,524 2023 Households: 73,331 2022 Households: 71,884 2021 Households: 70,211 2020 Households: 68,288 2019 Households: 66,175 2018 Households: 64,011 2017 Households: 61,877 2016 Households: 59,561 2036 Total population: 212,836 2035 Total population: 212,179 2034 Total population: 211,357 2033 Total population: 210,550 2032 Total population: 209,756 2031 Total population: 208,941 2030 Total population: 208,096 2029 Total population: 207,182 2028 Total population: 206,054 2027 Total population: 204,895 2026 Total population: 203,258 2025 Total population: 201,309 2024 Total population: 199,143 2023 Total population: 196,544 2022 Total population: 193,182 2021 Total population: 189,010 2020 Total population: 184,201 2019 Total population: 178,846 2018 Total population: 173,539 2017 Total population: 168,161 2016 Total population: 162,358
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the Bayside Council was estimated to be 162,358 people. It is expected to increase by over 46,500 people to 208,941 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 2.55%. This is based on an increase of over 19,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.69 to 2.60 by 2031.

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