City of MeltonPopulation 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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City of Melton

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Melton is forecast to grow from 47,276 in 2016 to 94,000 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 3.03 to 2.93 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Melton. 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
City of MeltonForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population141,749174,773219,443271,711327,245381,987
Change in population (5yrs)--33,02444,67052,26855,53454,742
Average annual change--4.28%4.66%4.37%3.79%3.14%
Households46,07557,38873,23391,488110,298128,967
Average household size3.033.002.952.932.932.93
Population in non private dwellings1,9182,8423,1733,5463,8804,100
Dwellings47,27659,01375,22194,000113,361132,435
Dwelling occupancy rate97.4697.2597.3697.3397.3097.38

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2041 Average household size: 2.93 2040 Average household size: 2.93 2039 Average household size: 2.93 2038 Average household size: 2.93 2037 Average household size: 2.93 2036 Average household size: 2.93 2035 Average household size: 2.93 2034 Average household size: 2.93 2033 Average household size: 2.93 2032 Average household size: 2.93 2031 Average household size: 2.93 2030 Average household size: 2.93 2029 Average household size: 2.93 2028 Average household size: 2.94 2027 Average household size: 2.94 2026 Average household size: 2.95 2025 Average household size: 2.96 2024 Average household size: 2.98 2023 Average household size: 2.99 2022 Average household size: 2.99 2021 Average household size: 3.00 2020 Average household size: 3.00 2019 Average household size: 3.01 2018 Average household size: 3.02 2017 Average household size: 3.03 2016 Average household size: 3.03 2041 Average household size: 2.93 2040 Average household size: 2.93 2039 Average household size: 2.93 2038 Average household size: 2.93 2037 Average household size: 2.93 2036 Average household size: 2.93 2035 Average household size: 2.93 2034 Average household size: 2.93 2033 Average household size: 2.93 2032 Average household size: 2.93 2031 Average household size: 2.93 2030 Average household size: 2.93 2029 Average household size: 2.93 2028 Average household size: 2.94 2027 Average household size: 2.94 2026 Average household size: 2.95 2025 Average household size: 2.96 2024 Average household size: 2.98 2023 Average household size: 2.99 2022 Average household size: 2.99 2021 Average household size: 3.00 2020 Average household size: 3.00 2019 Average household size: 3.01 2018 Average household size: 3.02 2017 Average household size: 3.03 2041 Households: 128,966 2040 Households: 125,222 2039 Households: 121,466 2038 Households: 117,742 2037 Households: 113,997 2036 Households: 110,306 2035 Households: 106,608 2034 Households: 102,846 2033 Households: 99,086 2032 Households: 95,268 2031 Households: 91,491 2030 Households: 87,741 2029 Households: 83,998 2028 Households: 80,385 2027 Households: 76,791 2026 Households: 73,237 2025 Households: 69,779 2024 Households: 66,488 2023 Households: 63,272 2022 Households: 60,181 2021 Households: 57,385 2020 Households: 54,724 2019 Households: 52,279 2018 Households: 49,915 2017 Households: 47,764 2016 Households: 46,076 2041 Total population: 381,987 2040 Total population: 371,153 2039 Total population: 360,232 2038 Total population: 349,347 2037 Total population: 338,219 2036 Total population: 327,245 2035 Total population: 316,351 2034 Total population: 305,208 2033 Total population: 294,127 2032 Total population: 282,871 2031 Total population: 271,711 2030 Total population: 260,886 2029 Total population: 249,959 2028 Total population: 239,516 2027 Total population: 229,292 2026 Total population: 219,443 2025 Total population: 209,880 2024 Total population: 200,717 2023 Total population: 191,816 2022 Total population: 182,872 2021 Total population: 174,773 2020 Total population: 167,072 2019 Total population: 159,981 2018 Total population: 153,120 2017 Total population: 146,979 2016 Total population: 141,749
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Melton was estimated to be 141,749 people. It is expected to increase by over 129,000 people to 271,711 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 6.72%. This is based on an increase of over 45,400 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.03 to 2.93 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in the City of Melton is forecast to grow from 47,276 in 2016 to 94,000 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 3.03 to 2.93 by 2031.

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