City of SalisburyPopulation 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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City of Salisbury

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Salisbury is forecast to grow from 55,806 in 2016 to 61,292 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.59 to 2.53 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Salisbury. 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 SalisburyForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population140,907146,551149,953151,756153,520
Change in population (5yrs)--5,6443,4021,8031,764
Average annual change--0.79%0.46%0.24%0.23%
Households53,84256,25858,10059,37560,566
Average household size2.592.582.552.532.51
Population in non private dwellings1,6641,6831,6831,7431,773
Dwellings55,80658,19560,00761,29262,497
Dwelling occupancy rate96.4896.6796.8296.8796.91

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.51 2035 Average household size: 2.51 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.52 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.53 2030 Average household size: 2.53 2029 Average household size: 2.54 2028 Average household size: 2.54 2027 Average household size: 2.55 2026 Average household size: 2.55 2025 Average household size: 2.56 2024 Average household size: 2.56 2023 Average household size: 2.57 2022 Average household size: 2.57 2021 Average household size: 2.57 2020 Average household size: 2.58 2019 Average household size: 2.58 2018 Average household size: 2.58 2017 Average household size: 2.59 2016 Average household size: 2.59 2036 Average household size: 2.51 2035 Average household size: 2.51 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.52 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.53 2030 Average household size: 2.53 2029 Average household size: 2.54 2028 Average household size: 2.54 2027 Average household size: 2.55 2026 Average household size: 2.55 2025 Average household size: 2.56 2024 Average household size: 2.56 2023 Average household size: 2.57 2022 Average household size: 2.57 2021 Average household size: 2.57 2020 Average household size: 2.58 2019 Average household size: 2.58 2018 Average household size: 2.58 2017 Average household size: 2.59 2036 Households: 60,564 2035 Households: 60,329 2034 Households: 60,093 2033 Households: 59,852 2032 Households: 59,611 2031 Households: 59,377 2030 Households: 59,135 2029 Households: 58,887 2028 Households: 58,630 2027 Households: 58,367 2026 Households: 58,101 2025 Households: 57,802 2024 Households: 57,478 2023 Households: 57,118 2022 Households: 56,702 2021 Households: 56,260 2020 Households: 55,800 2019 Households: 55,316 2018 Households: 54,810 2017 Households: 54,325 2016 Households: 53,840 2036 Total population: 153,520 2035 Total population: 153,148 2034 Total population: 152,787 2033 Total population: 152,413 2032 Total population: 152,076 2031 Total population: 151,756 2030 Total population: 151,416 2029 Total population: 151,091 2028 Total population: 150,732 2027 Total population: 150,359 2026 Total population: 149,953 2025 Total population: 149,460 2024 Total population: 148,932 2023 Total population: 148,301 2022 Total population: 147,475 2021 Total population: 146,551 2020 Total population: 145,491 2019 Total population: 144,440 2018 Total population: 143,332 2017 Total population: 142,178 2016 Total population: 140,907
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Salisbury was estimated to be 140,907 people. It is expected to increase by over 10,800 people to 151,756 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.74%. This is based on an increase of over 5,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.59 to 2.53 by 2031.

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