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Mid-Coast Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Mid-Coast Council is forecast to grow from 45,542 in 2011 to 52,800 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.30 to 2.22 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Mid-Coast Council. 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
Mid-Coast CouncilForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population88,81791,88795,11999,936106,258112,962
Change in population (5yrs)--3,0713,2324,8176,3226,704
Average annual change--0.68%0.69%0.99%1.23%1.23%
Households38,02539,79341,65844,06347,00950,090
Average household size2.302.262.232.222.212.21
Population in non private dwellings1,5351,9312,1682,1902,2602,290
Dwellings45,54247,58249,87752,80056,26659,871
Dwelling occupancy rate83.4983.6383.5283.4583.5583.66

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.21 2035 Average household size: 2.21 2034 Average household size: 2.21 2033 Average household size: 2.21 2032 Average household size: 2.21 2031 Average household size: 2.21 2030 Average household size: 2.21 2029 Average household size: 2.21 2028 Average household size: 2.21 2027 Average household size: 2.22 2026 Average household size: 2.22 2025 Average household size: 2.22 2024 Average household size: 2.22 2023 Average household size: 2.23 2022 Average household size: 2.23 2021 Average household size: 2.23 2020 Average household size: 2.24 2019 Average household size: 2.24 2018 Average household size: 2.25 2017 Average household size: 2.25 2016 Average household size: 2.26 2015 Average household size: 2.27 2014 Average household size: 2.28 2013 Average household size: 2.28 2012 Average household size: 2.29 2011 Average household size: 2.30 2036 Average household size: 2.21 2035 Average household size: 2.21 2034 Average household size: 2.21 2033 Average household size: 2.21 2032 Average household size: 2.21 2031 Average household size: 2.21 2030 Average household size: 2.21 2029 Average household size: 2.21 2028 Average household size: 2.21 2027 Average household size: 2.22 2026 Average household size: 2.22 2025 Average household size: 2.22 2024 Average household size: 2.22 2023 Average household size: 2.23 2022 Average household size: 2.23 2021 Average household size: 2.23 2020 Average household size: 2.24 2019 Average household size: 2.24 2018 Average household size: 2.25 2017 Average household size: 2.25 2016 Average household size: 2.26 2015 Average household size: 2.27 2014 Average household size: 2.28 2013 Average household size: 2.28 2012 Average household size: 2.29 2036 Households: 50,094 2035 Households: 49,479 2034 Households: 48,856 2033 Households: 48,236 2032 Households: 47,619 2031 Households: 47,009 2030 Households: 46,394 2029 Households: 45,786 2028 Households: 45,210 2027 Households: 44,632 2026 Households: 44,060 2025 Households: 43,529 2024 Households: 43,024 2023 Households: 42,523 2022 Households: 42,063 2021 Households: 41,656 2020 Households: 41,251 2019 Households: 40,832 2018 Households: 40,486 2017 Households: 40,131 2016 Households: 39,790 2015 Households: 39,407 2014 Households: 39,009 2013 Households: 38,670 2012 Households: 38,346 2011 Households: 38,025 2036 Total population: 112,962 2035 Total population: 111,627 2034 Total population: 110,239 2033 Total population: 108,899 2032 Total population: 107,579 2031 Total population: 106,258 2030 Total population: 104,906 2029 Total population: 103,596 2028 Total population: 102,392 2027 Total population: 101,146 2026 Total population: 99,936 2025 Total population: 98,848 2024 Total population: 97,826 2023 Total population: 96,817 2022 Total population: 95,906 2021 Total population: 95,119 2020 Total population: 94,399 2019 Total population: 93,609 2018 Total population: 92,992 2017 Total population: 92,410 2016 Total population: 91,887 2015 Total population: 91,236 2014 Total population: 90,626 2013 Total population: 90,068 2012 Total population: 89,459 2011 Total population: 88,817
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the Mid-Coast Council was estimated to be 88,817 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,100 people to 99,936 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.79%. This is based on an increase of over 6,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.30 to 2.22 by 2026.

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