Shoalhaven 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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Shoalhaven City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Shoalhaven City is forecast to grow from 55,045 in 2016 to 63,585 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.32 to 2.30 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Shoalhaven 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
Shoalhaven CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population101,779106,297111,645117,392123,168
Change in population (5yrs)--4,5175,3485,7475,776
Average annual change--0.87%0.99%1.01%0.97%
Households43,05845,21347,58650,06352,569
Average household size2.322.302.302.302.30
Population in non private dwellings2,0902,2052,3152,3552,355
Dwellings55,04557,71860,60463,58566,555
Dwelling occupancy rate78.2278.3378.5278.7378.99

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.30 2035 Average household size: 2.30 2034 Average household size: 2.30 2033 Average household size: 2.30 2032 Average household size: 2.30 2031 Average household size: 2.30 2030 Average household size: 2.30 2029 Average household size: 2.30 2028 Average household size: 2.30 2027 Average household size: 2.30 2026 Average household size: 2.30 2025 Average household size: 2.30 2024 Average household size: 2.30 2023 Average household size: 2.30 2022 Average household size: 2.30 2021 Average household size: 2.30 2020 Average household size: 2.30 2019 Average household size: 2.31 2018 Average household size: 2.31 2017 Average household size: 2.31 2016 Average household size: 2.32 2036 Average household size: 2.30 2035 Average household size: 2.30 2034 Average household size: 2.30 2033 Average household size: 2.30 2032 Average household size: 2.30 2031 Average household size: 2.30 2030 Average household size: 2.30 2029 Average household size: 2.30 2028 Average household size: 2.30 2027 Average household size: 2.30 2026 Average household size: 2.30 2025 Average household size: 2.30 2024 Average household size: 2.30 2023 Average household size: 2.30 2022 Average household size: 2.30 2021 Average household size: 2.30 2020 Average household size: 2.30 2019 Average household size: 2.31 2018 Average household size: 2.31 2017 Average household size: 2.31 2036 Households: 52,569 2035 Households: 52,088 2034 Households: 51,598 2033 Households: 51,095 2032 Households: 50,583 2031 Households: 50,066 2030 Households: 49,551 2029 Households: 49,056 2028 Households: 48,554 2027 Households: 48,065 2026 Households: 47,582 2025 Households: 47,134 2024 Households: 46,670 2023 Households: 46,201 2022 Households: 45,717 2021 Households: 45,209 2020 Households: 44,729 2019 Households: 44,265 2018 Households: 43,797 2017 Households: 43,386 2016 Households: 43,055 2036 Total population: 123,168 2035 Total population: 122,055 2034 Total population: 120,912 2033 Total population: 119,742 2032 Total population: 118,564 2031 Total population: 117,392 2030 Total population: 116,207 2029 Total population: 115,059 2028 Total population: 113,897 2027 Total population: 112,766 2026 Total population: 111,645 2025 Total population: 110,654 2024 Total population: 109,620 2023 Total population: 108,593 2022 Total population: 107,486 2021 Total population: 106,297 2020 Total population: 105,235 2019 Total population: 104,196 2018 Total population: 103,201 2017 Total population: 102,350 2016 Total population: 101,779
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Shoalhaven City was estimated to be 101,779 people. It is expected to increase by over 15,600 people to 117,392 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.44%. This is based on an increase of over 7,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.32 to 2.30 by 2026.

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