East Gippsland ShirePopulation 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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East Gippsland Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in East Gippsland Shire is forecast to grow from 24,287 in 2016 to 28,487 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.22 to 2.18 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in East Gippsland Shire. 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
East Gippsland ShireForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population45,42747,68949,78851,91854,105
Change in population (5yrs)--2,2632,0992,1302,187
Average annual change--0.98%0.87%0.84%0.83%
Households20,18021,27022,33723,40624,461
Average household size2.222.202.192.182.17
Population in non private dwellings697815847906997
Dwellings24,28725,67127,06528,48729,905
Dwelling occupancy rate83.0982.8682.5382.1681.80

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: 2.17 2035 Average household size: 2.17 2034 Average household size: 2.17 2033 Average household size: 2.18 2032 Average household size: 2.18 2031 Average household size: 2.18 2030 Average household size: 2.18 2029 Average household size: 2.18 2028 Average household size: 2.19 2027 Average household size: 2.19 2026 Average household size: 2.19 2025 Average household size: 2.19 2024 Average household size: 2.20 2023 Average household size: 2.20 2022 Average household size: 2.20 2021 Average household size: 2.20 2020 Average household size: 2.21 2019 Average household size: 2.21 2018 Average household size: 2.21 2017 Average household size: 2.22 2016 Average household size: 2.22 2036 Average household size: 2.17 2035 Average household size: 2.17 2034 Average household size: 2.17 2033 Average household size: 2.18 2032 Average household size: 2.18 2031 Average household size: 2.18 2030 Average household size: 2.18 2029 Average household size: 2.18 2028 Average household size: 2.19 2027 Average household size: 2.19 2026 Average household size: 2.19 2025 Average household size: 2.19 2024 Average household size: 2.20 2023 Average household size: 2.20 2022 Average household size: 2.20 2021 Average household size: 2.20 2020 Average household size: 2.21 2019 Average household size: 2.21 2018 Average household size: 2.21 2017 Average household size: 2.22 2036 Households: 24,461 2035 Households: 24,255 2034 Households: 24,047 2033 Households: 23,834 2032 Households: 23,616 2031 Households: 23,407 2030 Households: 23,188 2029 Households: 22,971 2028 Households: 22,757 2027 Households: 22,543 2026 Households: 22,331 2025 Households: 22,118 2024 Households: 21,904 2023 Households: 21,690 2022 Households: 21,475 2021 Households: 21,263 2020 Households: 21,049 2019 Households: 20,832 2018 Households: 20,612 2017 Households: 20,390 2016 Households: 20,180 2036 Total population: 54,105 2035 Total population: 53,703 2034 Total population: 53,285 2033 Total population: 52,844 2032 Total population: 52,386 2031 Total population: 51,918 2030 Total population: 51,494 2029 Total population: 51,066 2028 Total population: 50,647 2027 Total population: 50,234 2026 Total population: 49,788 2025 Total population: 49,374 2024 Total population: 48,953 2023 Total population: 48,554 2022 Total population: 48,133 2021 Total population: 47,689 2020 Total population: 47,241 2019 Total population: 46,766 2018 Total population: 46,330 2017 Total population: 45,878 2016 Total population: 45,427
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of East Gippsland Shire was estimated to be 45,427 people. It is expected to increase by over 6,400 people to 51,918 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.34%. This is based on an increase of over 3,200 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.22 to 2.18 by 2031.

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