Golden Plains Shire 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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Golden Plains Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Golden Plains Shire is forecast to grow from 8,454 in 2016 to 11,563 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.85 to 2.77 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Golden Plains 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
Golden Plains ShireForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population21,92924,32726,82629,50732,449
Change in population (5yrs)--2,3982,4992,6812,942
Average annual change--2.10%1.97%1.92%1.92%
Households7,6538,5999,57510,59211,657
Average household size2.852.812.782.772.76
Population in non private dwellings91137172207242
Dwellings8,4549,45110,48511,56312,691
Dwelling occupancy rate90.5390.9991.3291.6091.85

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: 2.76 2035 Average household size: 2.76 2034 Average household size: 2.76 2033 Average household size: 2.76 2032 Average household size: 2.76 2031 Average household size: 2.77 2030 Average household size: 2.77 2029 Average household size: 2.77 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.78 2025 Average household size: 2.79 2024 Average household size: 2.80 2023 Average household size: 2.80 2022 Average household size: 2.81 2021 Average household size: 2.81 2020 Average household size: 2.82 2019 Average household size: 2.83 2018 Average household size: 2.84 2017 Average household size: 2.84 2016 Average household size: 2.85 2036 Average household size: 2.76 2035 Average household size: 2.76 2034 Average household size: 2.76 2033 Average household size: 2.76 2032 Average household size: 2.76 2031 Average household size: 2.77 2030 Average household size: 2.77 2029 Average household size: 2.77 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.78 2025 Average household size: 2.79 2024 Average household size: 2.80 2023 Average household size: 2.80 2022 Average household size: 2.81 2021 Average household size: 2.81 2020 Average household size: 2.82 2019 Average household size: 2.83 2018 Average household size: 2.84 2017 Average household size: 2.84 2036 Households: 11,659 2035 Households: 11,444 2034 Households: 11,229 2033 Households: 11,016 2032 Households: 10,804 2031 Households: 10,592 2030 Households: 10,380 2029 Households: 10,174 2028 Households: 9,973 2027 Households: 9,773 2026 Households: 9,574 2025 Households: 9,382 2024 Households: 9,188 2023 Households: 8,994 2022 Households: 8,800 2021 Households: 8,599 2020 Households: 8,407 2019 Households: 8,214 2018 Households: 8,022 2017 Households: 7,839 2016 Households: 7,652 2036 Total population: 32,449 2035 Total population: 31,856 2034 Total population: 31,259 2033 Total population: 30,658 2032 Total population: 30,077 2031 Total population: 29,507 2030 Total population: 28,940 2029 Total population: 28,376 2028 Total population: 27,856 2027 Total population: 27,340 2026 Total population: 26,826 2025 Total population: 26,354 2024 Total population: 25,880 2023 Total population: 25,349 2022 Total population: 24,848 2021 Total population: 24,327 2020 Total population: 23,856 2019 Total population: 23,384 2018 Total population: 22,859 2017 Total population: 22,384 2016 Total population: 21,929
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Golden Plains Shire was estimated to be 21,929 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,500 people to 29,507 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 3.01%. This is based on an increase of over 2,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.85 to 2.77 by 2031.

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