Components of population change
The greatest population change for Mitchell Shire is forecast for the period from 2027 to 2031, which is expected to have a net increase of 13,555 people.
There are two ways in which populations can change, through net migration and/or through natural increase (births minus deaths). Some areas are more driven by one or other of these factors. Migration is largely driven by housing development, whereas natural increase is a function of the age of the population.
|Components of population change|
|Mitchell Shire||Forecast period|
|Component||2012 to 2016||2017 to 2021||2022 to 2026||2027 to 2031||2032 to 2036|
|Change in persons in non-private dwellings||-6||0||0||90||120||30|
|Total population change||6,310||9,322||11,393||13,556||13,528|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, March 2015.