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Gosford City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Gosford City is forecast to grow from 74,527 in 2011 to 81,785 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.49 to 2.40 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Gosford City. 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
Gosford CityForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population167,618171,516176,692181,007184,862189,195
Change in population (5yrs)--3,8985,1764,3153,8564,333
Average annual change--0.46%0.60%0.48%0.42%0.46%
Households66,46868,95472,00174,38376,48078,610
Average household size2.492.452.422.402.382.37
Population in non private dwellings2,3892,5562,5562,6352,6702,685
Dwellings74,52776,63779,43381,78584,00386,266
Dwelling occupancy rate89.1989.9790.6490.9591.0491.13

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2014.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.37 2035 Average household size: 2.37 2034 Average household size: 2.38 2033 Average household size: 2.38 2032 Average household size: 2.38 2031 Average household size: 2.38 2030 Average household size: 2.38 2029 Average household size: 2.39 2028 Average household size: 2.39 2027 Average household size: 2.39 2026 Average household size: 2.40 2025 Average household size: 2.40 2024 Average household size: 2.41 2023 Average household size: 2.41 2022 Average household size: 2.41 2021 Average household size: 2.42 2020 Average household size: 2.42 2019 Average household size: 2.43 2018 Average household size: 2.43 2017 Average household size: 2.44 2016 Average household size: 2.45 2015 Average household size: 2.46 2014 Average household size: 2.46 2013 Average household size: 2.47 2012 Average household size: 2.47 2011 Average household size: 2.49 2036 Average household size: 2.37 2035 Average household size: 2.37 2034 Average household size: 2.38 2033 Average household size: 2.38 2032 Average household size: 2.38 2031 Average household size: 2.38 2030 Average household size: 2.38 2029 Average household size: 2.39 2028 Average household size: 2.39 2027 Average household size: 2.39 2026 Average household size: 2.40 2025 Average household size: 2.40 2024 Average household size: 2.41 2023 Average household size: 2.41 2022 Average household size: 2.41 2021 Average household size: 2.42 2020 Average household size: 2.42 2019 Average household size: 2.43 2018 Average household size: 2.43 2017 Average household size: 2.44 2016 Average household size: 2.45 2015 Average household size: 2.46 2014 Average household size: 2.46 2013 Average household size: 2.47 2012 Average household size: 2.47 2036 Households: 78,610 2035 Households: 78,194 2034 Households: 77,752 2033 Households: 77,324 2032 Households: 76,898 2031 Households: 76,478 2030 Households: 76,054 2029 Households: 75,643 2028 Households: 75,234 2027 Households: 74,807 2026 Households: 74,384 2025 Households: 73,959 2024 Households: 73,492 2023 Households: 73,013 2022 Households: 72,525 2021 Households: 71,998 2020 Households: 71,443 2019 Households: 70,847 2018 Households: 70,243 2017 Households: 69,610 2016 Households: 68,961 2015 Households: 68,364 2014 Households: 67,831 2013 Households: 67,400 2012 Households: 66,953 2011 Households: 66,469 2036 Total population: 189,195 2035 Total population: 188,317 2034 Total population: 187,398 2033 Total population: 186,527 2032 Total population: 185,680 2031 Total population: 184,862 2030 Total population: 184,020 2029 Total population: 183,251 2028 Total population: 182,499 2027 Total population: 181,745 2026 Total population: 181,007 2025 Total population: 180,173 2024 Total population: 179,339 2023 Total population: 178,489 2022 Total population: 177,613 2021 Total population: 176,692 2020 Total population: 175,714 2019 Total population: 174,650 2018 Total population: 173,593 2017 Total population: 172,490 2016 Total population: 171,516 2015 Total population: 170,479 2014 Total population: 169,631 2013 Total population: 168,924 2012 Total population: 168,047 2011 Total population: 167,618
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Gosford City was estimated to be 167,618 people. It is expected to increase by over 13,300 people to 181,007 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.51%. This is based on an increase of over 7,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.49 to 2.40 by 2026.

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