Fraser Coast Regional 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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Fraser Coast Regional

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Fraser Coast Regional is forecast to grow from 48,936 in 2016 to 63,557 in 2031, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.33 to 2.33 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Fraser Coast Regional. 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
Fraser Coast RegionalForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population102,953112,567123,623135,341147,099
Change in population (5yrs)--9,61411,05611,71811,759
Average annual change--1.80%1.89%1.83%1.68%
Households43,39047,25351,97856,98562,038
Average household size2.332.332.332.332.33
Population in non private dwellings1,9872,6472,6472,6472,647
Dwellings48,93653,07858,15363,55769,039
Dwelling occupancy rate88.6789.0389.3889.6689.86

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: 2.33 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: 2.33 2026 Average household size: 2.33 2025 Average household size: 2.33 2024 Average household size: 2.33 2023 Average household size: 2.33 2022 Average household size: 2.33 2021 Average household size: 2.33 2020 Average household size: 2.33 2019 Average household size: 2.33 2018 Average household size: 2.33 2017 Average household size: 2.33 2016 Average household size: 2.33 2036 Average household size: 2.33 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: 2.33 2026 Average household size: 2.33 2025 Average household size: 2.33 2024 Average household size: 2.33 2023 Average household size: 2.33 2022 Average household size: 2.33 2021 Average household size: 2.33 2020 Average household size: 2.33 2019 Average household size: 2.33 2018 Average household size: 2.33 2017 Average household size: 2.33 2036 Households: 62,038 2035 Households: 61,026 2034 Households: 60,014 2033 Households: 59,007 2032 Households: 57,994 2031 Households: 56,988 2030 Households: 55,976 2029 Households: 54,966 2028 Households: 53,963 2027 Households: 52,966 2026 Households: 51,976 2025 Households: 50,993 2024 Households: 50,034 2023 Households: 49,085 2022 Households: 48,145 2021 Households: 47,250 2020 Households: 46,386 2019 Households: 45,558 2018 Households: 44,782 2017 Households: 44,068 2016 Households: 43,394 2036 Total population: 147,099 2035 Total population: 144,756 2034 Total population: 142,400 2033 Total population: 140,050 2032 Total population: 137,688 2031 Total population: 135,341 2030 Total population: 132,977 2029 Total population: 130,608 2028 Total population: 128,255 2027 Total population: 125,925 2026 Total population: 123,623 2025 Total population: 121,313 2024 Total population: 119,082 2023 Total population: 116,892 2022 Total population: 114,635 2021 Total population: 112,567 2020 Total population: 110,542 2019 Total population: 108,543 2018 Total population: 106,725 2017 Total population: 104,815 2016 Total population: 102,953
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the Fraser Coast Regional was estimated to be 102,953 people. It is expected to increase by over 32,300 people to 135,341 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 2.77%. This is based on an increase of over 13,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.33 to 2.33 by 2031.

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