City of MelvillePopulation 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 Melville

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Melville is forecast to grow from 41,785 in 2016 to 49,375 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.55 to 2.51 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Melville. 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 MelvilleForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population102,389109,198115,324121,097126,754
Change in population (5yrs)--6,8096,1265,7735,658
Average annual change--1.30%1.10%0.98%0.92%
Households39,47342,18144,93147,54550,007
Average household size2.552.552.532.512.49
Population in non private dwellings1,5381,6881,8481,9882,088
Dwellings41,78544,34346,87849,37551,856
Dwelling occupancy rate94.4795.1295.8596.2996.43

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.49 2035 Average household size: 2.50 2034 Average household size: 2.50 2033 Average household size: 2.50 2032 Average household size: 2.50 2031 Average household size: 2.51 2030 Average household size: 2.51 2029 Average household size: 2.51 2028 Average household size: 2.52 2027 Average household size: 2.52 2026 Average household size: 2.53 2025 Average household size: 2.53 2024 Average household size: 2.53 2023 Average household size: 2.54 2022 Average household size: 2.54 2021 Average household size: 2.55 2020 Average household size: 2.55 2019 Average household size: 2.55 2018 Average household size: 2.55 2017 Average household size: 2.55 2016 Average household size: 2.55 2036 Average household size: 2.49 2035 Average household size: 2.50 2034 Average household size: 2.50 2033 Average household size: 2.50 2032 Average household size: 2.50 2031 Average household size: 2.51 2030 Average household size: 2.51 2029 Average household size: 2.51 2028 Average household size: 2.52 2027 Average household size: 2.52 2026 Average household size: 2.53 2025 Average household size: 2.53 2024 Average household size: 2.53 2023 Average household size: 2.54 2022 Average household size: 2.54 2021 Average household size: 2.55 2020 Average household size: 2.55 2019 Average household size: 2.55 2018 Average household size: 2.55 2017 Average household size: 2.55 2036 Households: 50,001 2035 Households: 49,527 2034 Households: 49,042 2033 Households: 48,544 2032 Households: 48,049 2031 Households: 47,546 2030 Households: 47,048 2029 Households: 46,537 2028 Households: 46,017 2027 Households: 45,485 2026 Households: 44,937 2025 Households: 44,392 2024 Households: 43,847 2023 Households: 43,313 2022 Households: 42,764 2021 Households: 42,180 2020 Households: 41,588 2019 Households: 40,924 2018 Households: 40,292 2017 Households: 39,835 2016 Households: 39,477 2036 Total population: 126,754 2035 Total population: 125,661 2034 Total population: 124,552 2033 Total population: 123,410 2032 Total population: 122,300 2031 Total population: 121,097 2030 Total population: 120,006 2029 Total population: 118,887 2028 Total population: 117,766 2027 Total population: 116,635 2026 Total population: 115,324 2025 Total population: 114,178 2024 Total population: 112,983 2023 Total population: 111,862 2022 Total population: 110,657 2021 Total population: 109,198 2020 Total population: 107,654 2019 Total population: 105,914 2018 Total population: 104,327 2017 Total population: 103,272 2016 Total population: 102,389
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Melville was estimated to be 102,389 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,900 people to 115,324 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.20%. This is based on an increase of over 8,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.55 to 2.51 by 2031.

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