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City of Perth

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Perth is forecast to grow from 12,371 in 2011 to 22,557 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 1.85 to 1.79 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Perth. 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
City of PerthForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population21,35326,26831,51034,80737,21539,664
Change in population (5yrs)--4,9155,2423,2972,4082,449
Average annual change--4.23%3.71%2.01%1.35%1.28%
Households10,48613,26816,23918,25119,75021,228
Average household size1.851.821.811.791.771.77
Population in non private dwellings1,9432,1522,1692,1692,1692,169
Dwellings12,37115,85619,82122,55724,55126,491
Dwelling occupancy rate84.7683.6881.9380.9180.4480.13

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.77 2035 Average household size: 1.77 2034 Average household size: 1.77 2033 Average household size: 1.77 2032 Average household size: 1.77 2031 Average household size: 1.77 2030 Average household size: 1.78 2029 Average household size: 1.78 2028 Average household size: 1.78 2027 Average household size: 1.79 2026 Average household size: 1.79 2025 Average household size: 1.79 2024 Average household size: 1.80 2023 Average household size: 1.80 2022 Average household size: 1.80 2021 Average household size: 1.81 2020 Average household size: 1.81 2019 Average household size: 1.81 2018 Average household size: 1.81 2017 Average household size: 1.82 2016 Average household size: 1.82 2015 Average household size: 1.82 2014 Average household size: 1.82 2013 Average household size: 1.85 2012 Average household size: 1.85 2011 Average household size: 1.85 2036 Average household size: 1.77 2035 Average household size: 1.77 2034 Average household size: 1.77 2033 Average household size: 1.77 2032 Average household size: 1.77 2031 Average household size: 1.77 2030 Average household size: 1.78 2029 Average household size: 1.78 2028 Average household size: 1.78 2027 Average household size: 1.79 2026 Average household size: 1.79 2025 Average household size: 1.79 2024 Average household size: 1.80 2023 Average household size: 1.80 2022 Average household size: 1.80 2021 Average household size: 1.81 2020 Average household size: 1.81 2019 Average household size: 1.81 2018 Average household size: 1.81 2017 Average household size: 1.82 2016 Average household size: 1.82 2015 Average household size: 1.82 2014 Average household size: 1.82 2013 Average household size: 1.85 2012 Average household size: 1.85 2036 Households: 21,229 2035 Households: 20,930 2034 Households: 20,630 2033 Households: 20,335 2032 Households: 20,041 2031 Households: 19,747 2030 Households: 19,461 2029 Households: 19,150 2028 Households: 18,828 2027 Households: 18,543 2026 Households: 18,253 2025 Households: 17,978 2024 Households: 17,561 2023 Households: 17,188 2022 Households: 16,713 2021 Households: 16,237 2020 Households: 15,764 2019 Households: 15,140 2018 Households: 14,527 2017 Households: 13,769 2016 Households: 13,267 2015 Households: 12,704 2014 Households: 12,213 2013 Households: 11,564 2012 Households: 10,902 2011 Households: 10,488 2036 Total population: 39,664 2035 Total population: 39,179 2034 Total population: 38,666 2033 Total population: 38,187 2032 Total population: 37,689 2031 Total population: 37,215 2030 Total population: 36,726 2029 Total population: 36,236 2028 Total population: 35,706 2027 Total population: 35,279 2026 Total population: 34,807 2025 Total population: 34,399 2024 Total population: 33,694 2023 Total population: 33,107 2022 Total population: 32,296 2021 Total population: 31,510 2020 Total population: 30,687 2019 Total population: 29,612 2018 Total population: 28,495 2017 Total population: 27,173 2016 Total population: 26,268 2015 Total population: 25,294 2014 Total population: 24,362 2013 Total population: 23,460 2012 Total population: 22,115 2011 Total population: 21,353
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the City of Perth was estimated to be 21,353 people. It is expected to increase by over 13,400 people to 34,807 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.31%. This is based on an increase of over 7,700 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.85 to 1.79 by 2026.

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