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North Sydney Council area

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in North Sydney Council area is forecast to grow from 35,183 in 2011 to 41,547 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 1.99 to 1.98 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in North Sydney Council area. 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
North Sydney Council areaForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population66,74771,06376,72179,35681,26083,212
Change in population (5yrs)--4,3165,6582,6351,9041,951
Average annual change--1.26%1.54%0.68%0.48%0.48%
Households33,03435,02037,91539,36440,52041,672
Average household size1.992.001.991.981.971.96
Population in non private dwellings1,0181,0621,1521,3301,4201,450
Dwellings35,18337,16540,12041,54742,64043,700
Dwelling occupancy rate93.8994.2394.5094.7595.0395.36

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.96 2035 Average household size: 1.96 2034 Average household size: 1.96 2033 Average household size: 1.97 2032 Average household size: 1.97 2031 Average household size: 1.97 2030 Average household size: 1.97 2029 Average household size: 1.98 2028 Average household size: 1.98 2027 Average household size: 1.98 2026 Average household size: 1.98 2025 Average household size: 1.99 2024 Average household size: 1.99 2023 Average household size: 1.99 2022 Average household size: 1.99 2021 Average household size: 1.99 2020 Average household size: 1.99 2019 Average household size: 2.00 2018 Average household size: 2.00 2017 Average household size: 2.00 2016 Average household size: 2.00 2015 Average household size: 2.00 2014 Average household size: 2.00 2013 Average household size: 1.99 2012 Average household size: 1.98 2011 Average household size: 1.99 2036 Average household size: 1.96 2035 Average household size: 1.96 2034 Average household size: 1.96 2033 Average household size: 1.97 2032 Average household size: 1.97 2031 Average household size: 1.97 2030 Average household size: 1.97 2029 Average household size: 1.98 2028 Average household size: 1.98 2027 Average household size: 1.98 2026 Average household size: 1.98 2025 Average household size: 1.99 2024 Average household size: 1.99 2023 Average household size: 1.99 2022 Average household size: 1.99 2021 Average household size: 1.99 2020 Average household size: 1.99 2019 Average household size: 2.00 2018 Average household size: 2.00 2017 Average household size: 2.00 2016 Average household size: 2.00 2015 Average household size: 2.00 2014 Average household size: 2.00 2013 Average household size: 1.99 2012 Average household size: 1.98 2036 Households: 41,674 2035 Households: 41,445 2034 Households: 41,217 2033 Households: 40,989 2032 Households: 40,756 2031 Households: 40,524 2030 Households: 40,293 2029 Households: 40,061 2028 Households: 39,830 2027 Households: 39,605 2026 Households: 39,363 2025 Households: 39,130 2024 Households: 38,886 2023 Households: 38,648 2022 Households: 38,336 2021 Households: 37,915 2020 Households: 37,352 2019 Households: 36,790 2018 Households: 36,111 2017 Households: 35,547 2016 Households: 35,020 2015 Households: 34,446 2014 Households: 34,072 2013 Households: 33,489 2012 Households: 33,196 2011 Households: 33,038 2036 Total population: 83,212 2035 Total population: 82,827 2034 Total population: 82,436 2033 Total population: 82,061 2032 Total population: 81,655 2031 Total population: 81,260 2030 Total population: 80,900 2029 Total population: 80,526 2028 Total population: 80,128 2027 Total population: 79,746 2026 Total population: 79,356 2025 Total population: 78,969 2024 Total population: 78,560 2023 Total population: 78,175 2022 Total population: 77,618 2021 Total population: 76,721 2020 Total population: 75,624 2019 Total population: 74,513 2018 Total population: 73,194 2017 Total population: 72,093 2016 Total population: 71,063 2015 Total population: 69,919 2014 Total population: 69,141 2013 Total population: 67,764 2012 Total population: 66,864 2011 Total population: 66,747
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of North Sydney Council area was estimated to be 66,747 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,600 people to 79,356 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.16%. This is based on an increase of over 6,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.99 to 1.98 by 2026.

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