Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Mitchell Shire is forecast to grow from 13,927 in 2011 to 24,481 in 2026, with the average household size rising from 2.75 to 2.77 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Mitchell Shire. 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|
|Mitchell Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||6,310||9,322||11,393||13,556||13,528|
|Average annual change||--||3.36%||4.14%||4.13%||4.03%||3.34%|
|Average household size||2.75||2.73||2.74||2.77||2.79||2.80|
|Population in non private dwellings||600||600||600||690||810||840|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||90.23||90.26||90.51||90.60||90.59||90.53|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, March 2015.
In 2011, the total population of Mitchell Shire was estimated to be 35,105 people. It is expected to increase by over 27,000 people to 62,130 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.88%. This is based on an increase of over 9,600 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.75 to 2.77 by 2026.