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Shoalhaven City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Shoalhaven City is forecast to grow from 51,719 in 2011 to 59,317 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.36 to 2.31 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Shoalhaven 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
Shoalhaven CityForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population96,25798,636102,936108,192113,956119,467
Change in population (5yrs)--2,3794,3005,2565,7645,512
Average annual change--0.49%0.86%1.00%1.04%0.95%
Households39,82541,50043,58345,88248,36950,759
Average household size2.362.332.312.312.312.31
Population in non private dwellings2,0712,1112,1862,2962,3362,336
Dwellings51,71953,81256,43859,31762,34665,231
Dwelling occupancy rate77.0077.1277.2277.3577.5877.81

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2015.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.31 2035 Average household size: 2.31 2034 Average household size: 2.31 2033 Average household size: 2.31 2032 Average household size: 2.31 2031 Average household size: 2.31 2030 Average household size: 2.31 2029 Average household size: 2.31 2028 Average household size: 2.31 2027 Average household size: 2.31 2026 Average household size: 2.31 2025 Average household size: 2.31 2024 Average household size: 2.31 2023 Average household size: 2.31 2022 Average household size: 2.31 2021 Average household size: 2.31 2020 Average household size: 2.31 2019 Average household size: 2.32 2018 Average household size: 2.32 2017 Average household size: 2.32 2016 Average household size: 2.33 2015 Average household size: 2.33 2014 Average household size: 2.34 2013 Average household size: 2.35 2012 Average household size: 2.35 2011 Average household size: 2.36 2036 Average household size: 2.31 2035 Average household size: 2.31 2034 Average household size: 2.31 2033 Average household size: 2.31 2032 Average household size: 2.31 2031 Average household size: 2.31 2030 Average household size: 2.31 2029 Average household size: 2.31 2028 Average household size: 2.31 2027 Average household size: 2.31 2026 Average household size: 2.31 2025 Average household size: 2.31 2024 Average household size: 2.31 2023 Average household size: 2.31 2022 Average household size: 2.31 2021 Average household size: 2.31 2020 Average household size: 2.31 2019 Average household size: 2.32 2018 Average household size: 2.32 2017 Average household size: 2.32 2016 Average household size: 2.33 2015 Average household size: 2.33 2014 Average household size: 2.34 2013 Average household size: 2.35 2012 Average household size: 2.35 2036 Households: 50,761 2035 Households: 50,289 2034 Households: 49,817 2033 Households: 49,343 2032 Households: 48,856 2031 Households: 48,364 2030 Households: 47,850 2029 Households: 47,344 2028 Households: 46,847 2027 Households: 46,353 2026 Households: 45,883 2025 Households: 45,436 2024 Households: 44,989 2023 Households: 44,529 2022 Households: 44,056 2021 Households: 43,576 2020 Households: 43,110 2019 Households: 42,666 2018 Households: 42,251 2017 Households: 41,858 2016 Households: 41,497 2015 Households: 41,146 2014 Households: 40,791 2013 Households: 40,431 2012 Households: 40,100 2011 Households: 39,833 2036 Total population: 119,467 2035 Total population: 118,384 2034 Total population: 117,292 2033 Total population: 116,202 2032 Total population: 115,080 2031 Total population: 113,956 2030 Total population: 112,757 2029 Total population: 111,577 2028 Total population: 110,425 2027 Total population: 109,292 2026 Total population: 108,192 2025 Total population: 107,187 2024 Total population: 106,183 2023 Total population: 105,150 2022 Total population: 104,063 2021 Total population: 102,936 2020 Total population: 101,921 2019 Total population: 100,975 2018 Total population: 100,138 2017 Total population: 99,299 2016 Total population: 98,636 2015 Total population: 97,986 2014 Total population: 97,443 2013 Total population: 96,924 2012 Total population: 96,476 2011 Total population: 96,257
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Shoalhaven City was estimated to be 96,257 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,900 people to 108,192 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.78%. This is based on an increase of over 6,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.36 to 2.31 by 2026.

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