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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 CouncilForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population97,664103,114112,265123,084134,749146,461
Change in population (5yrs)--5,4509,15110,81911,66511,712
Average annual change--1.09%1.72%1.86%1.83%1.68%
Households40,02842,65046,42151,06356,04361,096
Average household size2.392.372.362.362.362.36
Population in non private dwellings1,8101,8622,5222,5222,5222,522
Dwellings45,26347,95552,09757,17262,57668,058
Dwelling occupancy rate88.4388.9489.1089.3189.5689.77

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.36 2035 Average household size: 2.36 2034 Average household size: 2.36 2033 Average household size: 2.36 2032 Average household size: 2.36 2031 Average household size: 2.36 2030 Average household size: 2.36 2029 Average household size: 2.36 2028 Average household size: 2.36 2027 Average household size: 2.36 2026 Average household size: 2.36 2025 Average household size: 2.36 2024 Average household size: 2.36 2023 Average household size: 2.36 2022 Average household size: 2.36 2021 Average household size: 2.36 2020 Average household size: 2.37 2019 Average household size: 2.37 2018 Average household size: 2.37 2017 Average household size: 2.37 2016 Average household size: 2.37 2015 Average household size: 2.37 2014 Average household size: 2.37 2013 Average household size: 2.39 2012 Average household size: 2.39 2011 Average household size: 2.39 2036 Average household size: 2.36 2035 Average household size: 2.36 2034 Average household size: 2.36 2033 Average household size: 2.36 2032 Average household size: 2.36 2031 Average household size: 2.36 2030 Average household size: 2.36 2029 Average household size: 2.36 2028 Average household size: 2.36 2027 Average household size: 2.36 2026 Average household size: 2.36 2025 Average household size: 2.36 2024 Average household size: 2.36 2023 Average household size: 2.36 2022 Average household size: 2.36 2021 Average household size: 2.36 2020 Average household size: 2.37 2019 Average household size: 2.37 2018 Average household size: 2.37 2017 Average household size: 2.37 2016 Average household size: 2.37 2015 Average household size: 2.37 2014 Average household size: 2.37 2013 Average household size: 2.39 2012 Average household size: 2.39 2036 Households: 61,098 2035 Households: 60,085 2034 Households: 59,071 2033 Households: 58,063 2032 Households: 57,049 2031 Households: 56,043 2030 Households: 55,030 2029 Households: 54,019 2028 Households: 53,016 2027 Households: 52,034 2026 Households: 51,060 2025 Households: 50,093 2024 Households: 49,150 2023 Households: 48,220 2022 Households: 47,296 2021 Households: 46,418 2020 Households: 45,571 2019 Households: 44,763 2018 Households: 44,004 2017 Households: 43,316 2016 Households: 42,651 2015 Households: 42,014 2014 Households: 41,417 2013 Households: 40,899 2012 Households: 40,423 2011 Households: 40,034 2036 Total population: 146,461 2035 Total population: 144,134 2034 Total population: 141,787 2033 Total population: 139,450 2032 Total population: 137,093 2031 Total population: 134,749 2030 Total population: 132,371 2029 Total population: 130,000 2028 Total population: 127,649 2027 Total population: 125,353 2026 Total population: 123,084 2025 Total population: 120,826 2024 Total population: 118,627 2023 Total population: 116,474 2022 Total population: 114,293 2021 Total population: 112,265 2020 Total population: 110,280 2019 Total population: 108,330 2018 Total population: 106,501 2017 Total population: 104,764 2016 Total population: 103,114 2015 Total population: 101,569 2014 Total population: 100,123 2013 Total population: 99,406 2012 Total population: 98,543 2011 Total population: 97,664
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2017.

Key findings

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.

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