Coffs Harbour City CouncilPopulation 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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Coffs Harbour City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Coffs Harbour City is forecast to grow from 32,801 in 2016 to 40,031 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.40 to 2.39 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Coffs Harbour 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
Coffs Harbour CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population74,64178,86884,35090,25396,087
Change in population (5yrs)--4,2275,4825,9035,834
Average annual change--1.11%1.35%1.36%1.26%
Households30,59232,33134,63237,13439,578
Average household size2.402.402.392.392.38
Population in non private dwellings1,2161,4131,5711,6411,811
Dwellings32,80134,73037,26340,03142,730
Dwelling occupancy rate93.2793.0992.9492.7692.62

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: 2.38 2035 Average household size: 2.38 2034 Average household size: 2.38 2033 Average household size: 2.38 2032 Average household size: 2.38 2031 Average household size: 2.39 2030 Average household size: 2.39 2029 Average household size: 2.39 2028 Average household size: 2.39 2027 Average household size: 2.39 2026 Average household size: 2.39 2025 Average household size: 2.39 2024 Average household size: 2.39 2023 Average household size: 2.39 2022 Average household size: 2.40 2021 Average household size: 2.40 2020 Average household size: 2.40 2019 Average household size: 2.40 2018 Average household size: 2.40 2017 Average household size: 2.40 2016 Average household size: 2.40 2036 Average household size: 2.38 2035 Average household size: 2.38 2034 Average household size: 2.38 2033 Average household size: 2.38 2032 Average household size: 2.38 2031 Average household size: 2.39 2030 Average household size: 2.39 2029 Average household size: 2.39 2028 Average household size: 2.39 2027 Average household size: 2.39 2026 Average household size: 2.39 2025 Average household size: 2.39 2024 Average household size: 2.39 2023 Average household size: 2.39 2022 Average household size: 2.40 2021 Average household size: 2.40 2020 Average household size: 2.40 2019 Average household size: 2.40 2018 Average household size: 2.40 2017 Average household size: 2.40 2036 Households: 39,581 2035 Households: 39,110 2034 Households: 38,628 2033 Households: 38,121 2032 Households: 37,634 2031 Households: 37,136 2030 Households: 36,635 2029 Households: 36,139 2028 Households: 35,638 2027 Households: 35,128 2026 Households: 34,628 2025 Households: 34,147 2024 Households: 33,674 2023 Households: 33,220 2022 Households: 32,772 2021 Households: 32,331 2020 Households: 31,922 2019 Households: 31,549 2018 Households: 31,176 2017 Households: 30,880 2016 Households: 30,594 2036 Total population: 96,087 2035 Total population: 94,982 2034 Total population: 93,822 2033 Total population: 92,598 2032 Total population: 91,452 2031 Total population: 90,253 2030 Total population: 89,062 2029 Total population: 87,904 2028 Total population: 86,754 2027 Total population: 85,559 2026 Total population: 84,350 2025 Total population: 83,122 2024 Total population: 82,045 2023 Total population: 80,995 2022 Total population: 79,953 2021 Total population: 78,868 2020 Total population: 77,845 2019 Total population: 76,879 2018 Total population: 76,006 2017 Total population: 75,337 2016 Total population: 74,641
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Coffs Harbour City was estimated to be 74,641 people. It is expected to increase by over 15,600 people to 90,253 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.92%. This is based on an increase of over 6,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.40 to 2.39 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in Coffs Harbour City is forecast to grow from 32,801 in 2016 to 40,031 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.40 to 2.39 by 2031.

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