Penrith City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Penrith City is forecast to grow from 65,444 in 2011 to 80,928 in 2021, with the average household size falling from 2.85 to 2.76 by 2021.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Penrith City. The period 2011 to 2021, 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
Summary20112016202120262031
Population184,722195,460206,192215,948223,628
Change in population (5yrs)--10,73810,7329,7567,680
Average annual change--1.141.070.930.70
Households63,95768,71873,77378,30481,910
Average household size2.852.812.762.722.69
Population in non private dwellings2,3512,6402,7602,8002,920
Dwellings65,44470,74576,18080,92884,631
Dwelling occupancy rate97.7397.1396.8496.7696.78

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id The population experts, May 2012.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2031 Average household size: 2.7 2030 Average household size: 2.7 2029 Average household size: 2.7 2028 Average household size: 2.7 2027 Average household size: 2.7 2026 Average household size: 2.7 2025 Average household size: 2.7 2024 Average household size: 2.7 2023 Average household size: 2.7 2022 Average household size: 2.7 2021 Average household size: 2.8 2020 Average household size: 2.8 2019 Average household size: 2.8 2018 Average household size: 2.8 2017 Average household size: 2.8 2016 Average household size: 2.8 2015 Average household size: 2.8 2014 Average household size: 2.8 2013 Average household size: 2.8 2012 Average household size: 2.8 2011 Average household size: 2.9 2031 Average household size: 2.7 2030 Average household size: 2.7 2029 Average household size: 2.7 2028 Average household size: 2.7 2027 Average household size: 2.7 2026 Average household size: 2.7 2025 Average household size: 2.7 2024 Average household size: 2.7 2023 Average household size: 2.7 2022 Average household size: 2.7 2021 Average household size: 2.8 2020 Average household size: 2.8 2019 Average household size: 2.8 2018 Average household size: 2.8 2017 Average household size: 2.8 2016 Average household size: 2.8 2015 Average household size: 2.8 2014 Average household size: 2.8 2013 Average household size: 2.8 2012 Average household size: 2.8 2031 Households: 81,916 2030 Households: 81,292 2029 Households: 80,611 2028 Households: 79,878 2027 Households: 79,107 2026 Households: 78,304 2025 Households: 77,475 2024 Households: 76,619 2023 Households: 75,711 2022 Households: 74,737 2021 Households: 73,771 2020 Households: 72,785 2019 Households: 71,766 2018 Households: 70,776 2017 Households: 69,752 2016 Households: 68,717 2015 Households: 67,738 2014 Households: 66,764 2013 Households: 65,801 2012 Households: 64,903 2011 Households: 63,964 2031 Total population: 223,631 2030 Total population: 222,308 2029 Total population: 220,885 2028 Total population: 219,260 2027 Total population: 217,610 2026 Total population: 215,951 2025 Total population: 214,222 2024 Total population: 212,409 2023 Total population: 210,434 2022 Total population: 208,254 2021 Total population: 206,195 2020 Total population: 204,048 2019 Total population: 201,882 2018 Total population: 199,795 2017 Total population: 197,646 2016 Total population: 195,462 2015 Total population: 193,319 2014 Total population: 191,170 2013 Total population: 189,019 2012 Total population: 187,011 2011 Total population: 184,723
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2012.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Penrith City was estimated to be 184,722 people. It is expected to increase by over 31,200 people to 215,948 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 1.57%. This is based on an increase of over 14,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.85 to 2.76 by 2021.