Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Penrith City is forecast to grow from 65,444 in 2011 to 80,928 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.85 to 2.72 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 City||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||10,739||10,733||9,756||7,680|
|Average annual change||--||1.14||1.07||0.93||0.70|
|Average household size||2.85||2.81||2.76||2.72||2.69|
|Population in non private dwellings||2,353||2,642||2,762||2,802||2,922|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||97.73||97.13||96.84||96.76||96.78|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2031, prepared by .id, the population experts, May 2012.
In 2011, the total population of Penrith City was estimated to be 184,723 people. It is expected to increase by over 31,200 people to 215,951 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.05%. 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 2.72 by 2026.