City of Greater BendigoPopulation 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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City of Greater Bendigo

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Greater Bendigo is forecast to grow from 49,598 in 2016 to 63,166 in 2031, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.41 to 2.41 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Greater Bendigo. 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
City of Greater BendigoForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population111,782123,632134,466145,065155,596
Change in population (5yrs)--11,84910,83510,59910,530
Average annual change--2.04%1.69%1.53%1.41%
Households45,60350,25154,69759,05063,469
Average household size2.412.422.422.412.41
Population in non private dwellings1,7982,0132,3082,5712,798
Dwellings49,59854,34258,83063,16667,542
Dwelling occupancy rate91.9592.4792.9793.4893.97

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: 2.41 2035 Average household size: 2.41 2034 Average household size: 2.41 2033 Average household size: 2.41 2032 Average household size: 2.41 2031 Average household size: 2.41 2030 Average household size: 2.41 2029 Average household size: 2.41 2028 Average household size: 2.41 2027 Average household size: 2.42 2026 Average household size: 2.42 2025 Average household size: 2.42 2024 Average household size: 2.42 2023 Average household size: 2.42 2022 Average household size: 2.42 2021 Average household size: 2.42 2020 Average household size: 2.42 2019 Average household size: 2.42 2018 Average household size: 2.42 2017 Average household size: 2.42 2016 Average household size: 2.41 2036 Average household size: 2.41 2035 Average household size: 2.41 2034 Average household size: 2.41 2033 Average household size: 2.41 2032 Average household size: 2.41 2031 Average household size: 2.41 2030 Average household size: 2.41 2029 Average household size: 2.41 2028 Average household size: 2.41 2027 Average household size: 2.42 2026 Average household size: 2.42 2025 Average household size: 2.42 2024 Average household size: 2.42 2023 Average household size: 2.42 2022 Average household size: 2.42 2021 Average household size: 2.42 2020 Average household size: 2.42 2019 Average household size: 2.42 2018 Average household size: 2.42 2017 Average household size: 2.42 2036 Households: 63,468 2035 Households: 62,566 2034 Households: 61,676 2033 Households: 60,801 2032 Households: 59,921 2031 Households: 59,048 2030 Households: 58,188 2029 Households: 57,329 2028 Households: 56,445 2027 Households: 55,573 2026 Households: 54,698 2025 Households: 53,845 2024 Households: 52,986 2023 Households: 52,096 2022 Households: 51,193 2021 Households: 50,251 2020 Households: 49,313 2019 Households: 48,377 2018 Households: 47,431 2017 Households: 46,525 2016 Households: 45,608 2036 Total population: 155,596 2035 Total population: 153,376 2034 Total population: 151,189 2033 Total population: 149,187 2032 Total population: 147,115 2031 Total population: 145,065 2030 Total population: 142,907 2029 Total population: 140,852 2028 Total population: 138,738 2027 Total population: 136,622 2026 Total population: 134,466 2025 Total population: 132,388 2024 Total population: 130,313 2023 Total population: 128,171 2022 Total population: 125,967 2021 Total population: 123,632 2020 Total population: 121,349 2019 Total population: 119,033 2018 Total population: 116,568 2017 Total population: 114,204 2016 Total population: 111,782
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Greater Bendigo was estimated to be 111,782 people. It is expected to increase by over 33,200 people to 145,065 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.64%. This is based on an increase of over 13,400 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.41 to 2.41 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in the City of Greater Bendigo is forecast to grow from 49,598 in 2016 to 63,166 in 2031, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.41 to 2.41 by 2031.

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