Shellharbour City 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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Shellharbour City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Shellharbour City is forecast to grow from 26,713 in 2016 to 32,663 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.62 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Shellharbour City. 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
Shellharbour CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population70,51174,58179,01083,36887,199
Change in population (5yrs)--4,0704,4294,3583,832
Average annual change--1.13%1.16%1.08%0.90%
Households26,01127,84929,74831,51933,094
Average household size2.682.652.632.622.61
Population in non private dwellings674802832862892
Dwellings26,71328,69930,75432,66334,347
Dwelling occupancy rate97.3797.0496.7396.5096.35

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.61 2035 Average household size: 2.61 2034 Average household size: 2.61 2033 Average household size: 2.61 2032 Average household size: 2.62 2031 Average household size: 2.62 2030 Average household size: 2.62 2029 Average household size: 2.62 2028 Average household size: 2.62 2027 Average household size: 2.63 2026 Average household size: 2.63 2025 Average household size: 2.63 2024 Average household size: 2.64 2023 Average household size: 2.64 2022 Average household size: 2.64 2021 Average household size: 2.65 2020 Average household size: 2.65 2019 Average household size: 2.66 2018 Average household size: 2.67 2017 Average household size: 2.68 2016 Average household size: 2.68 2036 Average household size: 2.61 2035 Average household size: 2.61 2034 Average household size: 2.61 2033 Average household size: 2.61 2032 Average household size: 2.62 2031 Average household size: 2.62 2030 Average household size: 2.62 2029 Average household size: 2.62 2028 Average household size: 2.62 2027 Average household size: 2.63 2026 Average household size: 2.63 2025 Average household size: 2.63 2024 Average household size: 2.64 2023 Average household size: 2.64 2022 Average household size: 2.64 2021 Average household size: 2.65 2020 Average household size: 2.65 2019 Average household size: 2.66 2018 Average household size: 2.67 2017 Average household size: 2.68 2036 Households: 33,097 2035 Households: 32,785 2034 Households: 32,475 2033 Households: 32,165 2032 Households: 31,848 2031 Households: 31,521 2030 Households: 31,178 2029 Households: 30,815 2028 Households: 30,461 2027 Households: 30,113 2026 Households: 29,747 2025 Households: 29,393 2024 Households: 29,046 2023 Households: 28,677 2022 Households: 28,280 2021 Households: 27,848 2020 Households: 27,420 2019 Households: 27,003 2018 Households: 26,640 2017 Households: 26,301 2016 Households: 26,011 2036 Total population: 87,199 2035 Total population: 86,436 2034 Total population: 85,700 2033 Total population: 84,947 2032 Total population: 84,190 2031 Total population: 83,368 2030 Total population: 82,521 2029 Total population: 81,621 2028 Total population: 80,765 2027 Total population: 79,915 2026 Total population: 79,010 2025 Total population: 78,179 2024 Total population: 77,378 2023 Total population: 76,514 2022 Total population: 75,593 2021 Total population: 74,581 2020 Total population: 73,599 2019 Total population: 72,704 2018 Total population: 71,880 2017 Total population: 71,093 2016 Total population: 70,511
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Shellharbour City was estimated to be 70,511 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,800 people to 83,368 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.69%. This is based on an increase of over 5,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.68 to 2.62 by 2031.

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