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Penrith City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Penrith City is forecast to grow from 65,406 in 2011 to 85,243 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.89 to 2.79 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Penrith City. 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
Penrith CityForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population184,615202,342220,042232,770244,599256,051
Change in population (5yrs)--17,72717,70012,72811,82811,452
Average annual change--1.85%1.69%1.13%1.00%0.92%
Households63,00369,58176,58782,29287,51292,591
Average household size2.892.872.832.792.762.73
Population in non private dwellings2,3302,8243,0743,0743,3253,325
Dwellings65,40671,63678,98585,24391,04496,665
Dwelling occupancy rate96.3397.1396.9696.5496.1295.79

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.73 2035 Average household size: 2.73 2034 Average household size: 2.74 2033 Average household size: 2.75 2032 Average household size: 2.75 2031 Average household size: 2.76 2030 Average household size: 2.76 2029 Average household size: 2.77 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.79 2025 Average household size: 2.80 2024 Average household size: 2.81 2023 Average household size: 2.82 2022 Average household size: 2.82 2021 Average household size: 2.83 2020 Average household size: 2.84 2019 Average household size: 2.85 2018 Average household size: 2.85 2017 Average household size: 2.86 2016 Average household size: 2.87 2015 Average household size: 2.87 2014 Average household size: 2.88 2013 Average household size: 2.88 2012 Average household size: 2.88 2011 Average household size: 2.89 2036 Average household size: 2.73 2035 Average household size: 2.73 2034 Average household size: 2.74 2033 Average household size: 2.75 2032 Average household size: 2.75 2031 Average household size: 2.76 2030 Average household size: 2.76 2029 Average household size: 2.77 2028 Average household size: 2.78 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.79 2025 Average household size: 2.80 2024 Average household size: 2.81 2023 Average household size: 2.82 2022 Average household size: 2.82 2021 Average household size: 2.83 2020 Average household size: 2.84 2019 Average household size: 2.85 2018 Average household size: 2.85 2017 Average household size: 2.86 2016 Average household size: 2.87 2015 Average household size: 2.87 2014 Average household size: 2.88 2013 Average household size: 2.88 2012 Average household size: 2.88 2036 Households: 92,595 2035 Households: 91,573 2034 Households: 90,553 2033 Households: 89,540 2032 Households: 88,528 2031 Households: 87,511 2030 Households: 86,490 2029 Households: 85,461 2028 Households: 84,415 2027 Households: 83,355 2026 Households: 82,289 2025 Households: 81,202 2024 Households: 80,091 2023 Households: 78,964 2022 Households: 77,798 2021 Households: 76,597 2020 Households: 75,333 2019 Households: 74,019 2018 Households: 72,559 2017 Households: 71,078 2016 Households: 69,581 2015 Households: 68,097 2014 Households: 66,585 2013 Households: 65,234 2012 Households: 63,972 2011 Households: 63,004 2036 Total population: 256,051 2035 Total population: 253,711 2034 Total population: 251,406 2033 Total population: 249,122 2032 Total population: 246,862 2031 Total population: 244,599 2030 Total population: 242,308 2029 Total population: 240,006 2028 Total population: 237,677 2027 Total population: 235,334 2026 Total population: 232,770 2025 Total population: 230,375 2024 Total population: 227,948 2023 Total population: 225,458 2022 Total population: 222,775 2021 Total population: 220,042 2020 Total population: 216,946 2019 Total population: 213,726 2018 Total population: 209,976 2017 Total population: 206,178 2016 Total population: 202,342 2015 Total population: 198,162 2014 Total population: 194,141 2013 Total population: 190,393 2012 Total population: 186,855 2011 Total population: 184,615
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Penrith City was estimated to be 184,615 people. It is expected to increase by over 48,100 people to 232,770 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.56%. This is based on an increase of over 19,200 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.89 to 2.79 by 2026.

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