Fraser Coast Regional Council
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in the Fraser Coast Regional Council is forecast to grow from 45,263 in 2011 to 57,172 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.39 to 2.36 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Fraser Coast Regional Council. 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|
|Fraser Coast Regional Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||5,450||9,151||10,819||11,665||11,712|
|Average annual change||--||1.09%||1.72%||1.86%||1.83%||1.68%|
|Average household size||2.39||2.37||2.36||2.36||2.36||2.36|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,810||1,862||2,522||2,522||2,522||2,522|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||88.43||88.94||89.10||89.31||89.56||89.77|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2017.
In 2011, the total population of the Fraser Coast Regional Council was estimated to be 97,664 people. It is expected to increase by over 25,400 people to 123,084 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.55%. This is based on an increase of over 11,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.39 to 2.36 by 2026.