Mitchell Shire Council Population forecast
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Mitchell Shire

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 ShireForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population35,10541,41550,73762,13075,68689,214
Change in population (5yrs)--6,3109,32211,39313,55613,528
Average annual change--3.36%4.14%4.13%4.03%3.34%
Households12,56714,96918,27022,18126,81431,539
Average household size2.752.732.742.772.792.80
Population in non private dwellings600600600690810840
Dwellings13,92716,58420,18624,48129,59834,839
Dwelling occupancy rate90.2390.2690.5190.6090.5990.53

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2015.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.80 2035 Average household size: 2.80 2034 Average household size: 2.80 2033 Average household size: 2.80 2032 Average household size: 2.80 2031 Average household size: 2.79 2030 Average household size: 2.79 2029 Average household size: 2.79 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.77 2025 Average household size: 2.77 2024 Average household size: 2.76 2023 Average household size: 2.76 2022 Average household size: 2.75 2021 Average household size: 2.74 2020 Average household size: 2.74 2019 Average household size: 2.73 2018 Average household size: 2.73 2017 Average household size: 2.73 2016 Average household size: 2.73 2015 Average household size: 2.73 2014 Average household size: 2.73 2013 Average household size: 2.74 2012 Average household size: 2.74 2011 Average household size: 2.74 2036 Average household size: 2.80 2035 Average household size: 2.80 2034 Average household size: 2.80 2033 Average household size: 2.80 2032 Average household size: 2.80 2031 Average household size: 2.79 2030 Average household size: 2.79 2029 Average household size: 2.79 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.77 2025 Average household size: 2.77 2024 Average household size: 2.76 2023 Average household size: 2.76 2022 Average household size: 2.75 2021 Average household size: 2.74 2020 Average household size: 2.74 2019 Average household size: 2.73 2018 Average household size: 2.73 2017 Average household size: 2.73 2016 Average household size: 2.73 2015 Average household size: 2.73 2014 Average household size: 2.73 2013 Average household size: 2.74 2012 Average household size: 2.74 2036 Households: 31,539 2035 Households: 30,609 2034 Households: 29,657 2033 Households: 28,727 2032 Households: 27,775 2031 Households: 26,812 2030 Households: 25,862 2029 Households: 24,925 2028 Households: 23,976 2027 Households: 23,067 2026 Households: 22,181 2025 Households: 21,352 2024 Households: 20,535 2023 Households: 19,752 2022 Households: 18,985 2021 Households: 18,271 2020 Households: 17,545 2019 Households: 16,830 2018 Households: 16,164 2017 Households: 15,543 2016 Households: 14,969 2015 Households: 14,412 2014 Households: 13,979 2013 Households: 13,418 2012 Households: 12,992 2011 Households: 12,573 2036 Total population: 89,214 2035 Total population: 86,567 2034 Total population: 83,851 2033 Total population: 81,207 2032 Total population: 78,489 2031 Total population: 75,686 2030 Total population: 72,951 2029 Total population: 70,231 2028 Total population: 67,464 2027 Total population: 64,831 2026 Total population: 62,130 2025 Total population: 59,730 2024 Total population: 57,370 2023 Total population: 55,110 2022 Total population: 52,902 2021 Total population: 50,737 2020 Total population: 48,648 2019 Total population: 46,609 2018 Total population: 44,736 2017 Total population: 43,005 2016 Total population: 41,415 2015 Total population: 39,911 2014 Total population: 38,799 2013 Total population: 37,319 2012 Total population: 36,227 2011 Total population: 35,105
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2015.

Key findings

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.

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