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 Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||3,071||3,232||4,817||6,322||6,704|
|Average annual change||--||0.68%||0.69%||0.99%||1.23%||1.23%|
|Average household size||2.30||2.26||2.23||2.22||2.21||2.21|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,535||1,931||2,168||2,190||2,260||2,290|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||83.49||83.63||83.52||83.45||83.55||83.66|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, July 2017.
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.