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Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Canberra Region Joint Organisation is forecast to grow from 101,837 in 2011 to 117,632 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.42 to 2.34 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Canberra Region Joint Organisation. 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
Canberra Region Joint OrganisationForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population208,570215,044223,955235,063247,155264,074
Change in population (5yrs)--6,4748,91111,10812,09216,920
Average annual change--0.61%0.82%0.97%1.01%1.33%
Households84,47488,47393,38198,515103,953110,799
Average household size2.422.382.352.342.332.34
Population in non private dwellings4,4024,4394,5734,7215,0645,350
Dwellings101,837106,133111,669117,632123,936131,707
Dwelling occupancy rate82.9583.3683.6283.7583.8884.13

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.34 2035 Average household size: 2.33 2034 Average household size: 2.33 2033 Average household size: 2.33 2032 Average household size: 2.33 2031 Average household size: 2.33 2030 Average household size: 2.33 2029 Average household size: 2.33 2028 Average household size: 2.33 2027 Average household size: 2.34 2026 Average household size: 2.34 2025 Average household size: 2.34 2024 Average household size: 2.34 2023 Average household size: 2.34 2022 Average household size: 2.35 2021 Average household size: 2.35 2020 Average household size: 2.35 2019 Average household size: 2.36 2018 Average household size: 2.37 2017 Average household size: 2.37 2016 Average household size: 2.38 2015 Average household size: 2.39 2014 Average household size: 2.39 2013 Average household size: 2.40 2012 Average household size: 2.41 2011 Average household size: 2.42 2036 Average household size: 2.34 2035 Average household size: 2.33 2034 Average household size: 2.33 2033 Average household size: 2.33 2032 Average household size: 2.33 2031 Average household size: 2.33 2030 Average household size: 2.33 2029 Average household size: 2.33 2028 Average household size: 2.33 2027 Average household size: 2.34 2026 Average household size: 2.34 2025 Average household size: 2.34 2024 Average household size: 2.34 2023 Average household size: 2.34 2022 Average household size: 2.35 2021 Average household size: 2.35 2020 Average household size: 2.35 2019 Average household size: 2.36 2018 Average household size: 2.37 2017 Average household size: 2.37 2016 Average household size: 2.38 2015 Average household size: 2.39 2014 Average household size: 2.39 2013 Average household size: 2.40 2012 Average household size: 2.41 2036 Households: 110,801 2035 Households: 109,390 2034 Households: 107,976 2033 Households: 106,558 2032 Households: 105,171 2031 Households: 103,952 2030 Households: 102,836 2029 Households: 101,716 2028 Households: 100,609 2027 Households: 99,545 2026 Households: 98,509 2025 Households: 97,497 2024 Households: 96,472 2023 Households: 95,429 2022 Households: 94,390 2021 Households: 93,379 2020 Households: 92,377 2019 Households: 91,351 2018 Households: 90,353 2017 Households: 89,381 2016 Households: 88,467 2015 Households: 87,513 2014 Households: 86,634 2013 Households: 85,910 2012 Households: 85,188 2011 Households: 84,472 2036 Total population: 264,074 2035 Total population: 260,607 2034 Total population: 257,117 2033 Total population: 253,557 2032 Total population: 250,119 2031 Total population: 247,155 2030 Total population: 244,586 2029 Total population: 242,107 2028 Total population: 239,707 2027 Total population: 237,430 2026 Total population: 235,063 2025 Total population: 232,833 2024 Total population: 230,575 2023 Total population: 228,333 2022 Total population: 226,113 2021 Total population: 223,955 2020 Total population: 222,002 2019 Total population: 220,025 2018 Total population: 218,315 2017 Total population: 216,578 2016 Total population: 215,044 2015 Total population: 213,233 2014 Total population: 211,608 2013 Total population: 210,708 2012 Total population: 209,610 2011 Total population: 208,570
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation was estimated to be 208,570 people. It is expected to increase by over 26,400 people to 235,063 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.80%. This is based on an increase of over 14,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.42 to 2.34 by 2026.

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