Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

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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Welcome to Rockhampton Regional Council population forecasts

The Rockhampton Regional Council population forecast for 2017 is 83,014, and is forecast to grow to 112,701 by 2036.

The Rockhampton Regional Council population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2016 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in September 2017 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Rockhampton Regional Council. Forecasts are available for each year from 2016 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 112,701 2035 forecast population: 111,101 2034 forecast population: 109,471 2033 forecast population: 107,845 2032 forecast population: 106,272 2031 forecast population: 104,729 2030 forecast population: 103,015 2029 forecast population: 101,306 2028 forecast population: 99,673 2027 forecast population: 98,113 2026 forecast population: 96,564 2025 forecast population: 95,015 2024 forecast population: 93,453 2023 forecast population: 91,933 2022 forecast population: 90,426 2021 forecast population: 88,955 2020 forecast population: 87,488 2019 forecast population: 85,978 2018 forecast population: 84,480 2017 forecast population: 83,014 2016 forecast population: 81,589
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id, September 2017.

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