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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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Blue Mountains City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Blue Mountains City is forecast to grow from 34,497 in 2016 to 36,919 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.46 to 2.36 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Blue Mountains City. 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
Blue Mountains CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population78,70779,49480,08981,23182,844
Change in population (5yrs)--7875961,1421,613
Average annual change--0.20%0.15%0.28%0.39%
Households31,40332,26532,97633,66834,402
Average household size2.462.422.382.362.36
Population in non private dwellings1,3111,4351,4951,6151,745
Dwellings34,49735,30936,12136,91937,735
Dwelling occupancy rate91.0391.3891.2991.1991.17

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: 2.36 2035 Average household size: 2.36 2034 Average household size: 2.36 2033 Average household size: 2.36 2032 Average household size: 2.36 2031 Average household size: 2.36 2030 Average household size: 2.37 2029 Average household size: 2.37 2028 Average household size: 2.37 2027 Average household size: 2.38 2026 Average household size: 2.38 2025 Average household size: 2.39 2024 Average household size: 2.39 2023 Average household size: 2.40 2022 Average household size: 2.41 2021 Average household size: 2.42 2020 Average household size: 2.43 2019 Average household size: 2.44 2018 Average household size: 2.45 2017 Average household size: 2.46 2016 Average household size: 2.46 2015 Average household size: 2.47 2014 Average household size: 2.48 2013 Average household size: 2.50 2012 Average household size: 2.51 2011 Average household size: 2.52 2036 Average household size: 2.36 2035 Average household size: 2.36 2034 Average household size: 2.36 2033 Average household size: 2.36 2032 Average household size: 2.36 2031 Average household size: 2.36 2030 Average household size: 2.37 2029 Average household size: 2.37 2028 Average household size: 2.37 2027 Average household size: 2.38 2026 Average household size: 2.38 2025 Average household size: 2.39 2024 Average household size: 2.39 2023 Average household size: 2.40 2022 Average household size: 2.41 2021 Average household size: 2.42 2020 Average household size: 2.43 2019 Average household size: 2.44 2018 Average household size: 2.45 2017 Average household size: 2.46 2016 Average household size: 2.46 2015 Average household size: 2.47 2014 Average household size: 2.48 2013 Average household size: 2.50 2012 Average household size: 2.51 2036 Households: 34,400 2035 Households: 34,253 2034 Households: 34,106 2033 Households: 33,961 2032 Households: 33,814 2031 Households: 33,670 2030 Households: 33,532 2029 Households: 33,394 2028 Households: 33,254 2027 Households: 33,114 2026 Households: 32,976 2025 Households: 32,838 2024 Households: 32,699 2023 Households: 32,553 2022 Households: 32,411 2021 Households: 32,265 2020 Households: 32,098 2019 Households: 31,925 2018 Households: 31,758 2017 Households: 31,596 2016 Households: 31,405 2015 Households: 31,377 2014 Households: 31,310 2013 Households: 30,992 2012 Households: 30,852 2011 Households: 30,712 2036 Total population: 82,844 2035 Total population: 82,539 2034 Total population: 82,156 2033 Total population: 81,820 2032 Total population: 81,545 2031 Total population: 81,231 2030 Total population: 80,998 2029 Total population: 80,738 2028 Total population: 80,505 2027 Total population: 80,293 2026 Total population: 80,089 2025 Total population: 79,940 2024 Total population: 79,724 2023 Total population: 79,636 2022 Total population: 79,547 2021 Total population: 79,494 2020 Total population: 79,380 2019 Total population: 79,217 2018 Total population: 79,146 2017 Total population: 79,025 2016 Total population: 78,707 2015 Total population: 78,797 2014 Total population: 78,861 2013 Total population: 78,654 2012 Total population: 78,588 2011 Total population: 78,553
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Blue Mountains City was estimated to be 78,707 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,500 people to 81,231 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.32%. This is based on an increase of over 2,200 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.46 to 2.36 by 2031.

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