Golden Plains Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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Golden Plains Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Golden Plains Shire is forecast to grow from 7,356 in 2011 to 10,490 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.87 to 2.77 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Golden Plains Shire. 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
Golden Plains ShireForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population18,95821,68124,10226,69929,41832,375
Change in population (5yrs)--2,7232,4212,5962,7192,957
Average annual change--2.72%2.14%2.07%1.96%1.93%
Households6,5837,6358,5949,58210,60711,683
Average household size2.872.832.792.772.752.75
Population in non private dwellings9191137172207242
Dwellings7,3568,4599,45610,49011,56812,696
Dwelling occupancy rate89.4990.2690.8891.3491.6992.02

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2015.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.75 2035 Average household size: 2.75 2034 Average household size: 2.75 2033 Average household size: 2.75 2032 Average household size: 2.75 2031 Average household size: 2.75 2030 Average household size: 2.76 2029 Average household size: 2.76 2028 Average household size: 2.76 2027 Average household size: 2.77 2026 Average household size: 2.77 2025 Average household size: 2.77 2024 Average household size: 2.78 2023 Average household size: 2.78 2022 Average household size: 2.78 2021 Average household size: 2.79 2020 Average household size: 2.80 2019 Average household size: 2.80 2018 Average household size: 2.81 2017 Average household size: 2.82 2016 Average household size: 2.83 2015 Average household size: 2.84 2014 Average household size: 2.86 2013 Average household size: 2.88 2012 Average household size: 2.88 2011 Average household size: 2.87 2036 Average household size: 2.75 2035 Average household size: 2.75 2034 Average household size: 2.75 2033 Average household size: 2.75 2032 Average household size: 2.75 2031 Average household size: 2.75 2030 Average household size: 2.76 2029 Average household size: 2.76 2028 Average household size: 2.76 2027 Average household size: 2.77 2026 Average household size: 2.77 2025 Average household size: 2.77 2024 Average household size: 2.78 2023 Average household size: 2.78 2022 Average household size: 2.78 2021 Average household size: 2.79 2020 Average household size: 2.80 2019 Average household size: 2.80 2018 Average household size: 2.81 2017 Average household size: 2.82 2016 Average household size: 2.83 2015 Average household size: 2.84 2014 Average household size: 2.86 2013 Average household size: 2.88 2012 Average household size: 2.88 2036 Households: 11,682 2035 Households: 11,465 2034 Households: 11,248 2033 Households: 11,034 2032 Households: 10,819 2031 Households: 10,606 2030 Households: 10,393 2029 Households: 10,185 2028 Households: 9,983 2027 Households: 9,781 2026 Households: 9,581 2025 Households: 9,386 2024 Households: 9,189 2023 Households: 8,993 2022 Households: 8,796 2021 Households: 8,593 2020 Households: 8,399 2019 Households: 8,204 2018 Households: 8,010 2017 Households: 7,825 2016 Households: 7,635 2015 Households: 7,433 2014 Households: 7,236 2013 Households: 7,027 2012 Households: 6,824 2011 Households: 6,585 2036 Total population: 32,375 2035 Total population: 31,781 2034 Total population: 31,189 2033 Total population: 30,570 2032 Total population: 29,993 2031 Total population: 29,418 2030 Total population: 28,849 2029 Total population: 28,269 2028 Total population: 27,749 2027 Total population: 27,223 2026 Total population: 26,699 2025 Total population: 26,206 2024 Total population: 25,704 2023 Total population: 25,155 2022 Total population: 24,633 2021 Total population: 24,102 2020 Total population: 23,628 2019 Total population: 23,141 2018 Total population: 22,607 2017 Total population: 22,145 2016 Total population: 21,681 2015 Total population: 21,222 2014 Total population: 20,792 2013 Total population: 20,297 2012 Total population: 19,741 2011 Total population: 18,958
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Golden Plains Shire was estimated to be 18,958 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,700 people to 26,699 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.31%. This is based on an increase of over 2,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.87 to 2.77 by 2026.

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