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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 GroupForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population373,377433,232499,240552,247597,655634,356
Change in population (5yrs)--59,85666,00853,00745,40836,701
Average annual change--3.02%2.88%2.04%1.59%1.20%
Households140,789161,733185,794206,341224,484240,012
Average household size2.622.642.652.642.632.61
Population in non private dwellings4,8395,5366,0916,6967,1677,325
Dwellings147,603168,681194,141215,816234,697250,741
Dwelling occupancy rate95.3895.8895.7095.6195.6595.72

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 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: 2.62 2034 Average household size: 2.62 2033 Average household size: 2.62 2032 Average household size: 2.63 2031 Average household size: 2.63 2030 Average household size: 2.63 2029 Average household size: 2.64 2028 Average household size: 2.64 2027 Average household size: 2.64 2026 Average household size: 2.64 2025 Average household size: 2.65 2024 Average household size: 2.65 2023 Average household size: 2.65 2022 Average household size: 2.65 2021 Average household size: 2.65 2020 Average household size: 2.65 2019 Average household size: 2.65 2018 Average household size: 2.65 2017 Average household size: 2.65 2016 Average household size: 2.64 2015 Average household size: 2.64 2014 Average household size: 2.63 2013 Average household size: 2.62 2012 Average household size: 2.62 2011 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Average household size: 2.61 2035 Average household size: 2.62 2034 Average household size: 2.62 2033 Average household size: 2.62 2032 Average household size: 2.63 2031 Average household size: 2.63 2030 Average household size: 2.63 2029 Average household size: 2.64 2028 Average household size: 2.64 2027 Average household size: 2.64 2026 Average household size: 2.64 2025 Average household size: 2.65 2024 Average household size: 2.65 2023 Average household size: 2.65 2022 Average household size: 2.65 2021 Average household size: 2.65 2020 Average household size: 2.65 2019 Average household size: 2.65 2018 Average household size: 2.65 2017 Average household size: 2.65 2016 Average household size: 2.64 2015 Average household size: 2.64 2014 Average household size: 2.63 2013 Average household size: 2.62 2012 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Households: 240,002 2035 Households: 237,094 2034 Households: 234,079 2033 Households: 230,966 2032 Households: 227,746 2031 Households: 224,490 2030 Households: 221,145 2029 Households: 217,659 2028 Households: 214,048 2027 Households: 210,233 2026 Households: 206,339 2025 Households: 202,402 2024 Households: 198,463 2023 Households: 194,392 2022 Households: 190,169 2021 Households: 185,791 2020 Households: 181,283 2019 Households: 176,561 2018 Households: 171,590 2017 Households: 166,652 2016 Households: 161,725 2015 Households: 156,502 2014 Households: 151,618 2013 Households: 147,649 2012 Households: 144,282 2011 Households: 140,787 2036 Total population: 634,356 2035 Total population: 627,612 2034 Total population: 620,542 2033 Total population: 613,241 2032 Total population: 605,609 2031 Total population: 597,655 2030 Total population: 589,349 2029 Total population: 580,752 2028 Total population: 571,818 2027 Total population: 562,266 2026 Total population: 552,247 2025 Total population: 542,092 2024 Total population: 532,119 2023 Total population: 521,789 2022 Total population: 510,985 2021 Total population: 499,240 2020 Total population: 486,862 2019 Total population: 474,061 2018 Total population: 460,515 2017 Total population: 446,996 2016 Total population: 433,232 2015 Total population: 418,170 2014 Total population: 403,945 2013 Total population: 392,414 2012 Total population: 382,349 2011 Total population: 373,377
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2017.

Key findings

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.

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