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Shellharbour City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Shellharbour City is forecast to grow from 24,740 in 2011 to 30,049 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.74 to 2.65 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Shellharbour City. The period 2011 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
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population66,21869,51273,29277,37981,33585,262
Change in population (5yrs)--3,2943,7794,0873,9563,927
Average annual change--0.98%1.06%1.09%1.00%0.95%
Households23,96025,50827,23728,96530,58632,172
Average household size2.742.702.662.652.632.62
Population in non private dwellings497667731761791821
Dwellings24,74026,35128,19230,04931,78633,467
Dwelling occupancy rate96.8596.8096.6196.3996.2296.13

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2014.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.62 2035 Average household size: 2.63 2034 Average household size: 2.63 2033 Average household size: 2.63 2032 Average household size: 2.63 2031 Average household size: 2.63 2030 Average household size: 2.64 2029 Average household size: 2.64 2028 Average household size: 2.64 2027 Average household size: 2.64 2026 Average household size: 2.65 2025 Average household size: 2.65 2024 Average household size: 2.65 2023 Average household size: 2.65 2022 Average household size: 2.66 2021 Average household size: 2.66 2020 Average household size: 2.67 2019 Average household size: 2.68 2018 Average household size: 2.69 2017 Average household size: 2.69 2016 Average household size: 2.70 2015 Average household size: 2.71 2014 Average household size: 2.72 2013 Average household size: 2.73 2012 Average household size: 2.74 2011 Average household size: 2.74 2036 Average household size: 2.62 2035 Average household size: 2.63 2034 Average household size: 2.63 2033 Average household size: 2.63 2032 Average household size: 2.63 2031 Average household size: 2.63 2030 Average household size: 2.64 2029 Average household size: 2.64 2028 Average household size: 2.64 2027 Average household size: 2.64 2026 Average household size: 2.65 2025 Average household size: 2.65 2024 Average household size: 2.65 2023 Average household size: 2.65 2022 Average household size: 2.66 2021 Average household size: 2.66 2020 Average household size: 2.67 2019 Average household size: 2.68 2018 Average household size: 2.69 2017 Average household size: 2.69 2016 Average household size: 2.70 2015 Average household size: 2.71 2014 Average household size: 2.72 2013 Average household size: 2.73 2012 Average household size: 2.74 2036 Households: 32,172 2035 Households: 31,853 2034 Households: 31,537 2033 Households: 31,220 2032 Households: 30,904 2031 Households: 30,588 2030 Households: 30,270 2029 Households: 29,954 2028 Households: 29,651 2027 Households: 29,328 2026 Households: 28,964 2025 Households: 28,595 2024 Households: 28,230 2023 Households: 27,881 2022 Households: 27,559 2021 Households: 27,236 2020 Households: 26,879 2019 Households: 26,535 2018 Households: 26,201 2017 Households: 25,844 2016 Households: 25,502 2015 Households: 25,136 2014 Households: 24,759 2013 Households: 24,430 2012 Households: 24,182 2011 Households: 23,962 2036 Total population: 85,262 2035 Total population: 84,463 2034 Total population: 83,692 2033 Total population: 82,914 2032 Total population: 82,140 2031 Total population: 81,335 2030 Total population: 80,563 2029 Total population: 79,795 2028 Total population: 79,089 2027 Total population: 78,312 2026 Total population: 77,379 2025 Total population: 76,456 2024 Total population: 75,573 2023 Total population: 74,760 2022 Total population: 74,027 2021 Total population: 73,292 2020 Total population: 72,502 2019 Total population: 71,770 2018 Total population: 71,094 2017 Total population: 70,335 2016 Total population: 69,512 2015 Total population: 68,638 2014 Total population: 67,830 2013 Total population: 67,181 2012 Total population: 66,770 2011 Total population: 66,218
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Shellharbour City was estimated to be 66,218 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,100 people to 77,379 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.04%. This is based on an increase of over 5,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.74 to 2.65 by 2026.

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