Mornington Peninsula Shire
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Mornington Peninsula Shire is forecast to grow from 84,177 in 2011 to 95,955 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.43 to 2.35 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Mornington Peninsula 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|
|Mornington Peninsula Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||8,713||7,231||3,921||4,170||4,840|
|Average annual change||--||1.14%||0.90%||0.47%||0.49%||0.55%|
|Average household size||2.43||2.40||2.38||2.35||2.34||2.34|
|Population in non private dwellings||2,740||3,087||3,260||3,445||3,571||3,587|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||71.66||72.31||72.89||73.33||73.76||74.20|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, April 2015.
In 2011, the total population of Mornington Peninsula Shire was estimated to be 149,271 people. It is expected to increase by over 19,800 people to 169,136 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.84%. This is based on an increase of over 10,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.43 to 2.35 by 2026.