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Blue Mountains City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Blue Mountains City is forecast to grow from 33,502 in 2011 to 35,613 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.52 to 2.36 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Blue Mountains City. 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
Blue Mountains CityForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population78,55378,80279,58680,29781,38482,869
Change in population (5yrs)--2497847101,0871,485
Average annual change--0.06%0.20%0.18%0.27%0.36%
Households30,71231,86332,74633,45434,09334,748
Average household size2.522.432.392.362.342.34
Population in non private dwellings1,2581,2581,3821,4421,5621,692
Dwellings33,50233,98934,80135,61336,41137,227
Dwelling occupancy rate91.6793.7594.0993.9493.6393.34

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.34 2035 Average household size: 2.34 2034 Average household size: 2.34 2033 Average household size: 2.34 2032 Average household size: 2.34 2031 Average household size: 2.34 2030 Average household size: 2.34 2029 Average household size: 2.35 2028 Average household size: 2.35 2027 Average household size: 2.35 2026 Average household size: 2.36 2025 Average household size: 2.36 2024 Average household size: 2.37 2023 Average household size: 2.37 2022 Average household size: 2.38 2021 Average household size: 2.39 2020 Average household size: 2.40 2019 Average household size: 2.40 2018 Average household size: 2.41 2017 Average household size: 2.42 2016 Average household size: 2.43 2015 Average household size: 2.44 2014 Average household size: 2.45 2013 Average household size: 2.46 2012 Average household size: 2.48 2011 Average household size: 2.52 2036 Average household size: 2.34 2035 Average household size: 2.34 2034 Average household size: 2.34 2033 Average household size: 2.34 2032 Average household size: 2.34 2031 Average household size: 2.34 2030 Average household size: 2.34 2029 Average household size: 2.35 2028 Average household size: 2.35 2027 Average household size: 2.35 2026 Average household size: 2.36 2025 Average household size: 2.36 2024 Average household size: 2.37 2023 Average household size: 2.37 2022 Average household size: 2.38 2021 Average household size: 2.39 2020 Average household size: 2.40 2019 Average household size: 2.40 2018 Average household size: 2.41 2017 Average household size: 2.42 2016 Average household size: 2.43 2015 Average household size: 2.44 2014 Average household size: 2.45 2013 Average household size: 2.46 2012 Average household size: 2.48 2036 Households: 34,750 2035 Households: 34,618 2034 Households: 34,486 2033 Households: 34,354 2032 Households: 34,221 2031 Households: 34,090 2030 Households: 33,965 2029 Households: 33,839 2028 Households: 33,711 2027 Households: 33,582 2026 Households: 33,452 2025 Households: 33,315 2024 Households: 33,179 2023 Households: 33,033 2022 Households: 32,895 2021 Households: 32,746 2020 Households: 32,574 2019 Households: 32,392 2018 Households: 32,220 2017 Households: 32,056 2016 Households: 31,860 2015 Households: 31,635 2014 Households: 31,524 2013 Households: 31,471 2012 Households: 31,273 2011 Households: 30,712 2036 Total population: 82,869 2035 Total population: 82,577 2034 Total population: 82,242 2033 Total population: 81,941 2032 Total population: 81,692 2031 Total population: 81,384 2030 Total population: 81,173 2029 Total population: 80,921 2028 Total population: 80,694 2027 Total population: 80,502 2026 Total population: 80,297 2025 Total population: 80,136 2024 Total population: 79,922 2023 Total population: 79,793 2022 Total population: 79,680 2021 Total population: 79,586 2020 Total population: 79,422 2019 Total population: 79,176 2018 Total population: 79,052 2017 Total population: 78,954 2016 Total population: 78,802 2015 Total population: 78,505 2014 Total population: 78,568 2013 Total population: 78,826 2012 Total population: 78,689 2011 Total population: 78,553
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Blue Mountains City was estimated to be 78,553 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,700 people to 80,297 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.15%. This is based on an increase of over 2,700 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.52 to 2.36 by 2026.

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