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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 43,827 in 2011 to 57,868 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.46 to 2.43 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Greater Bendigo. 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
City of Greater BendigoForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population101,997112,853123,975134,695145,375156,151
Change in population (5yrs)--10,85611,12310,72010,67910,776
Average annual change--2.04%1.90%1.67%1.54%1.44%
Households40,68545,45149,99854,33858,69063,176
Average household size2.462.442.442.432.432.42
Population in non private dwellings1,8441,9832,1982,4932,7562,983
Dwellings43,82748,63653,38057,86862,20466,580
Dwelling occupancy rate92.8393.4593.6693.9094.3594.89

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2015.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.42 2035 Average household size: 2.42 2034 Average household size: 2.43 2033 Average household size: 2.43 2032 Average household size: 2.43 2031 Average household size: 2.43 2030 Average household size: 2.43 2029 Average household size: 2.43 2028 Average household size: 2.43 2027 Average household size: 2.43 2026 Average household size: 2.43 2025 Average household size: 2.43 2024 Average household size: 2.43 2023 Average household size: 2.44 2022 Average household size: 2.44 2021 Average household size: 2.44 2020 Average household size: 2.44 2019 Average household size: 2.44 2018 Average household size: 2.44 2017 Average household size: 2.44 2016 Average household size: 2.44 2015 Average household size: 2.44 2014 Average household size: 2.44 2013 Average household size: 2.44 2012 Average household size: 2.44 2011 Average household size: 2.46 2036 Average household size: 2.42 2035 Average household size: 2.42 2034 Average household size: 2.43 2033 Average household size: 2.43 2032 Average household size: 2.43 2031 Average household size: 2.43 2030 Average household size: 2.43 2029 Average household size: 2.43 2028 Average household size: 2.43 2027 Average household size: 2.43 2026 Average household size: 2.43 2025 Average household size: 2.43 2024 Average household size: 2.43 2023 Average household size: 2.44 2022 Average household size: 2.44 2021 Average household size: 2.44 2020 Average household size: 2.44 2019 Average household size: 2.44 2018 Average household size: 2.44 2017 Average household size: 2.44 2016 Average household size: 2.44 2015 Average household size: 2.44 2014 Average household size: 2.44 2013 Average household size: 2.44 2012 Average household size: 2.44 2036 Households: 63,177 2035 Households: 62,262 2034 Households: 61,356 2033 Households: 60,467 2032 Households: 59,574 2031 Households: 58,688 2030 Households: 57,822 2029 Households: 56,959 2028 Households: 56,072 2027 Households: 55,197 2026 Households: 54,339 2025 Households: 53,510 2024 Households: 52,672 2023 Households: 51,804 2022 Households: 50,921 2021 Households: 49,999 2020 Households: 49,081 2019 Households: 48,165 2018 Households: 47,238 2017 Households: 46,351 2016 Households: 45,451 2015 Households: 44,522 2014 Households: 43,573 2013 Households: 42,556 2012 Households: 41,487 2011 Households: 40,686 2036 Total population: 156,151 2035 Total population: 153,870 2034 Total population: 151,652 2033 Total population: 149,607 2032 Total population: 147,479 2031 Total population: 145,375 2030 Total population: 143,181 2029 Total population: 141,112 2028 Total population: 138,986 2027 Total population: 136,837 2026 Total population: 134,695 2025 Total population: 132,636 2024 Total population: 130,577 2023 Total population: 128,457 2022 Total population: 126,300 2021 Total population: 123,975 2020 Total population: 121,730 2019 Total population: 119,523 2018 Total population: 117,205 2017 Total population: 115,025 2016 Total population: 112,853 2015 Total population: 110,579 2014 Total population: 108,238 2013 Total population: 105,686 2012 Total population: 103,100 2011 Total population: 101,997
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the City of Greater Bendigo was estimated to be 101,997 people. It is expected to increase by over 32,600 people to 134,695 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.87%. This is based on an increase of over 13,600 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.46 to 2.43 by 2026.

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