Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast
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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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Rockhampton Regional Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council is forecast to grow from 35,234 in 2016 to 43,863 in 2031, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.55 to 2.56 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council. The period 2016 to 2016, 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
Rockhampton Regional CouncilForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population81,58988,95596,564104,729112,701
Change in population (5yrs)--7,3667,6098,1657,972
Average annual change--1.74%1.66%1.64%1.48%
Households31,08033,83936,78240,00543,171
Average household size2.552.562.562.562.55
Population in non private dwellings2,2302,3302,4102,5102,590
Dwellings35,23437,94640,77743,86347,028
Dwelling occupancy rate88.2189.1890.2091.2091.80

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: 2.55 2035 Average household size: 2.55 2034 Average household size: 2.55 2033 Average household size: 2.55 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.56 2030 Average household size: 2.56 2029 Average household size: 2.56 2028 Average household size: 2.56 2027 Average household size: 2.56 2026 Average household size: 2.56 2025 Average household size: 2.56 2024 Average household size: 2.56 2023 Average household size: 2.56 2022 Average household size: 2.56 2021 Average household size: 2.56 2020 Average household size: 2.56 2019 Average household size: 2.56 2018 Average household size: 2.56 2017 Average household size: 2.56 2016 Average household size: 2.55 2036 Average household size: 2.55 2035 Average household size: 2.55 2034 Average household size: 2.55 2033 Average household size: 2.55 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.56 2030 Average household size: 2.56 2029 Average household size: 2.56 2028 Average household size: 2.56 2027 Average household size: 2.56 2026 Average household size: 2.56 2025 Average household size: 2.56 2024 Average household size: 2.56 2023 Average household size: 2.56 2022 Average household size: 2.56 2021 Average household size: 2.56 2020 Average household size: 2.56 2019 Average household size: 2.56 2018 Average household size: 2.56 2017 Average household size: 2.56 2036 Households: 43,168 2035 Households: 42,525 2034 Households: 41,882 2033 Households: 41,250 2032 Households: 40,618 2031 Households: 39,996 2030 Households: 39,334 2029 Households: 38,675 2028 Households: 38,027 2027 Households: 37,401 2026 Households: 36,780 2025 Households: 36,165 2024 Households: 35,562 2023 Households: 34,981 2022 Households: 34,406 2021 Households: 33,842 2020 Households: 33,291 2019 Households: 32,737 2018 Households: 32,179 2017 Households: 31,617 2016 Households: 31,081 2036 Total population: 112,701 2035 Total population: 111,101 2034 Total population: 109,471 2033 Total population: 107,845 2032 Total population: 106,272 2031 Total population: 104,729 2030 Total population: 103,015 2029 Total population: 101,306 2028 Total population: 99,673 2027 Total population: 98,113 2026 Total population: 96,564 2025 Total population: 95,015 2024 Total population: 93,453 2023 Total population: 91,933 2022 Total population: 90,426 2021 Total population: 88,955 2020 Total population: 87,488 2019 Total population: 85,978 2018 Total population: 84,480 2017 Total population: 83,014 2016 Total population: 81,589
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Rockhampton Regional Council was estimated to be 81,589 people. It is expected to increase by over 23,100 people to 104,729 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of ∞%. This is based on an increase of over 8,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.55 to 2.56 by 2031.

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