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District Council of Mount Barker

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the District Council of Mount Barker is forecast to grow from 12,262 in 2011 to 18,073 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.62 to 2.56 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the District Council of Mount Barker. 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
District Council of Mount BarkerForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population30,35133,21537,64843,30749,32055,416
Change in population (5yrs)--2,8644,4335,6596,0136,096
Average annual change--1.82%2.54%2.84%2.63%2.36%
Households11,45612,68114,54316,79819,14721,498
Average household size2.622.592.562.562.552.56
Population in non private dwellings285351365365425425
Dwellings12,26213,57915,61018,07320,62123,193
Dwelling occupancy rate93.4393.3993.1692.9592.8592.69

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.56 2035 Average household size: 2.56 2034 Average household size: 2.56 2033 Average household size: 2.55 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.55 2030 Average household size: 2.55 2029 Average household size: 2.55 2028 Average household size: 2.56 2027 Average household size: 2.56 2026 Average household size: 2.56 2025 Average household size: 2.56 2024 Average household size: 2.56 2023 Average household size: 2.56 2022 Average household size: 2.56 2021 Average household size: 2.56 2020 Average household size: 2.57 2019 Average household size: 2.58 2018 Average household size: 2.58 2017 Average household size: 2.58 2016 Average household size: 2.59 2015 Average household size: 2.60 2014 Average household size: 2.60 2013 Average household size: 2.61 2012 Average household size: 2.62 2011 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Average household size: 2.56 2035 Average household size: 2.56 2034 Average household size: 2.56 2033 Average household size: 2.55 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.55 2030 Average household size: 2.55 2029 Average household size: 2.55 2028 Average household size: 2.56 2027 Average household size: 2.56 2026 Average household size: 2.56 2025 Average household size: 2.56 2024 Average household size: 2.56 2023 Average household size: 2.56 2022 Average household size: 2.56 2021 Average household size: 2.56 2020 Average household size: 2.57 2019 Average household size: 2.58 2018 Average household size: 2.58 2017 Average household size: 2.58 2016 Average household size: 2.59 2015 Average household size: 2.60 2014 Average household size: 2.60 2013 Average household size: 2.61 2012 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Households: 21,496 2035 Households: 21,026 2034 Households: 20,553 2033 Households: 20,081 2032 Households: 19,612 2031 Households: 19,144 2030 Households: 18,678 2029 Households: 18,206 2028 Households: 17,734 2027 Households: 17,266 2026 Households: 16,800 2025 Households: 16,335 2024 Households: 15,872 2023 Households: 15,421 2022 Households: 14,975 2021 Households: 14,541 2020 Households: 14,125 2019 Households: 13,723 2018 Households: 13,337 2017 Households: 12,985 2016 Households: 12,687 2015 Households: 12,388 2014 Households: 12,110 2013 Households: 11,887 2012 Households: 11,697 2011 Households: 11,458 2036 Total population: 55,416 2035 Total population: 54,188 2034 Total population: 52,950 2033 Total population: 51,727 2032 Total population: 50,518 2031 Total population: 49,320 2030 Total population: 48,137 2029 Total population: 46,930 2028 Total population: 45,737 2027 Total population: 44,536 2026 Total population: 43,307 2025 Total population: 42,128 2024 Total population: 40,966 2023 Total population: 39,841 2022 Total population: 38,716 2021 Total population: 37,648 2020 Total population: 36,674 2019 Total population: 35,715 2018 Total population: 34,765 2017 Total population: 33,915 2016 Total population: 33,215 2015 Total population: 32,441 2014 Total population: 31,785 2013 Total population: 31,310 2012 Total population: 30,885 2011 Total population: 30,351
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the District Council of Mount Barker was estimated to be 30,351 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,900 people to 43,307 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.40%. This is based on an increase of over 5,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.62 to 2.56 by 2026.

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