South West Group
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in South West Group is forecast to grow from 147,603 in 2011 to 215,816 in 2021, with the average household size rising from 2.62 to 2.64 by 2021.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in South West Group. The period 2011 to 2021, 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|
|South West Group||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||59,856||66,008||53,007||45,408||36,701|
|Average annual change||--||3.02%||2.88%||2.04%||1.59%||1.20%|
|Average household size||2.62||2.64||2.65||2.64||2.63||2.61|
|Population in non private dwellings||4,839||5,536||6,091||6,696||7,167||7,325|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||95.38||95.88||95.70||95.61||95.65||95.72|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, July 2017.
In 2011, the total population of South West Group was estimated to be 373,377 people. It is expected to increase by over 178,000 people to 552,247 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 3.99%. This is based on an increase of over 65,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.62 to 2.64 by 2021.