Shire of NillumbikPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Nillumbik Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Nillumbik Shire is forecast to grow from 22,005 in 2016 to 24,966 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.95 to 2.77 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Nillumbik Shire. The period 2016 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
Nillumbik ShireForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population64,27665,12566,73768,31270,391
Change in population (5yrs)--8491,6121,5752,079
Average annual change--0.26%0.49%0.47%0.60%
Households21,61222,53923,53824,39225,257
Average household size2.952.862.812.772.75
Population in non private dwellings440605692779866
Dwellings22,00522,99624,05124,96625,881
Dwelling occupancy rate98.2198.0197.8797.7097.59

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.75 2035 Average household size: 2.75 2034 Average household size: 2.76 2033 Average household size: 2.76 2032 Average household size: 2.76 2031 Average household size: 2.77 2030 Average household size: 2.77 2029 Average household size: 2.78 2028 Average household size: 2.79 2027 Average household size: 2.80 2026 Average household size: 2.81 2025 Average household size: 2.82 2024 Average household size: 2.83 2023 Average household size: 2.84 2022 Average household size: 2.85 2021 Average household size: 2.86 2020 Average household size: 2.88 2019 Average household size: 2.89 2018 Average household size: 2.91 2017 Average household size: 2.93 2016 Average household size: 2.95 2036 Average household size: 2.75 2035 Average household size: 2.75 2034 Average household size: 2.76 2033 Average household size: 2.76 2032 Average household size: 2.76 2031 Average household size: 2.77 2030 Average household size: 2.77 2029 Average household size: 2.78 2028 Average household size: 2.79 2027 Average household size: 2.80 2026 Average household size: 2.81 2025 Average household size: 2.82 2024 Average household size: 2.83 2023 Average household size: 2.84 2022 Average household size: 2.85 2021 Average household size: 2.86 2020 Average household size: 2.88 2019 Average household size: 2.89 2018 Average household size: 2.91 2017 Average household size: 2.93 2036 Households: 25,257 2035 Households: 25,082 2034 Households: 24,905 2033 Households: 24,738 2032 Households: 24,569 2031 Households: 24,394 2030 Households: 24,223 2029 Households: 24,049 2028 Households: 23,880 2027 Households: 23,707 2026 Households: 23,536 2025 Households: 23,350 2024 Households: 23,160 2023 Households: 22,957 2022 Households: 22,750 2021 Households: 22,541 2020 Households: 22,333 2019 Households: 22,140 2018 Households: 21,947 2017 Households: 21,757 2016 Households: 21,614 2036 Total population: 70,391 2035 Total population: 69,944 2034 Total population: 69,515 2033 Total population: 69,126 2032 Total population: 68,770 2031 Total population: 68,312 2030 Total population: 67,978 2029 Total population: 67,619 2028 Total population: 67,345 2027 Total population: 67,089 2026 Total population: 66,737 2025 Total population: 66,444 2024 Total population: 66,135 2023 Total population: 65,807 2022 Total population: 65,506 2021 Total population: 65,125 2020 Total population: 64,866 2019 Total population: 64,647 2018 Total population: 64,493 2017 Total population: 64,343 2016 Total population: 64,276
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Nillumbik Shire was estimated to be 64,276 people. It is expected to increase by over 4,000 people to 68,312 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.61%. This is based on an increase of over 2,700 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.95 to 2.77 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in Nillumbik Shire is forecast to grow from 22,005 in 2016 to 24,966 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.95 to 2.77 by 2031.

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