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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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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 14,943 in 2016 to 23,627 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 1.88 to 1.84 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Perth. The period 2016 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
Summary20162021202620312036
Population26,90232,43936,23338,55240,903
Change in population (5yrs)--5,5373,7942,3192,351
Average annual change--3.81%2.24%1.25%1.19%
Households12,85215,72217,91819,38820,812
Average household size1.881.891.871.841.83
Population in non private dwellings2,7812,7982,7982,7982,798
Dwellings14,94318,69321,63323,62725,567
Dwelling occupancy rate86.0184.1182.8382.0681.40

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.83 2035 Average household size: 1.83 2034 Average household size: 1.84 2033 Average household size: 1.84 2032 Average household size: 1.84 2031 Average household size: 1.84 2030 Average household size: 1.85 2029 Average household size: 1.85 2028 Average household size: 1.86 2027 Average household size: 1.86 2026 Average household size: 1.87 2025 Average household size: 1.87 2024 Average household size: 1.87 2023 Average household size: 1.88 2022 Average household size: 1.88 2021 Average household size: 1.89 2020 Average household size: 1.89 2019 Average household size: 1.89 2018 Average household size: 1.89 2017 Average household size: 1.88 2016 Average household size: 1.88 2036 Average household size: 1.83 2035 Average household size: 1.83 2034 Average household size: 1.84 2033 Average household size: 1.84 2032 Average household size: 1.84 2031 Average household size: 1.84 2030 Average household size: 1.85 2029 Average household size: 1.85 2028 Average household size: 1.86 2027 Average household size: 1.86 2026 Average household size: 1.87 2025 Average household size: 1.87 2024 Average household size: 1.87 2023 Average household size: 1.88 2022 Average household size: 1.88 2021 Average household size: 1.89 2020 Average household size: 1.89 2019 Average household size: 1.89 2018 Average household size: 1.89 2017 Average household size: 1.88 2036 Households: 20,812 2035 Households: 20,522 2034 Households: 20,233 2033 Households: 19,948 2032 Households: 19,666 2031 Households: 19,386 2030 Households: 19,113 2029 Households: 18,807 2028 Households: 18,494 2027 Households: 18,209 2026 Households: 17,920 2025 Households: 17,611 2024 Households: 17,153 2023 Households: 16,683 2022 Households: 16,187 2021 Households: 15,721 2020 Households: 15,279 2019 Households: 14,458 2018 Households: 13,521 2017 Households: 13,263 2016 Households: 12,851 2036 Total population: 40,903 2035 Total population: 40,416 2034 Total population: 39,950 2033 Total population: 39,475 2032 Total population: 39,025 2031 Total population: 38,552 2030 Total population: 38,126 2029 Total population: 37,626 2028 Total population: 37,125 2027 Total population: 36,672 2026 Total population: 36,233 2025 Total population: 35,728 2024 Total population: 34,930 2023 Total population: 34,122 2022 Total population: 33,267 2021 Total population: 32,439 2020 Total population: 31,654 2019 Total population: 30,092 2018 Total population: 28,326 2017 Total population: 27,754 2016 Total population: 26,902
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Perth was estimated to be 26,902 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,600 people to 38,552 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.66%. This is based on an increase of over 6,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.88 to 1.84 by 2026.

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