Sutherland Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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Sutherland Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Sutherland Shire is forecast to grow from 83,709 in 2011 to 96,009 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.69 to 2.66 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Sutherland Shire. 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
Sutherland ShireForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population220,254226,649241,028250,269258,238267,076
Change in population (5yrs)--6,39514,3799,2417,9698,838
Average annual change--0.57%1.24%0.76%0.63%0.68%
Households81,10783,81389,04193,10896,831100,764
Average household size2.692.682.682.662.632.62
Population in non private dwellings1,9112,2762,7172,8673,1673,317
Dwellings83,70986,06991,69096,00999,873103,946
Dwelling occupancy rate96.8997.3897.1196.9896.9596.94

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.62 2035 Average household size: 2.62 2034 Average household size: 2.62 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: 2.65 2027 Average household size: 2.65 2026 Average household size: 2.66 2025 Average household size: 2.66 2024 Average household size: 2.67 2023 Average household size: 2.67 2022 Average household size: 2.67 2021 Average household size: 2.68 2020 Average household size: 2.68 2019 Average household size: 2.68 2018 Average household size: 2.68 2017 Average household size: 2.68 2016 Average household size: 2.68 2015 Average household size: 2.68 2014 Average household size: 2.67 2013 Average household size: 2.68 2012 Average household size: 2.69 2011 Average household size: 2.69 2036 Average household size: 2.62 2035 Average household size: 2.62 2034 Average household size: 2.62 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: 2.65 2027 Average household size: 2.65 2026 Average household size: 2.66 2025 Average household size: 2.66 2024 Average household size: 2.67 2023 Average household size: 2.67 2022 Average household size: 2.67 2021 Average household size: 2.68 2020 Average household size: 2.68 2019 Average household size: 2.68 2018 Average household size: 2.68 2017 Average household size: 2.68 2016 Average household size: 2.68 2015 Average household size: 2.68 2014 Average household size: 2.67 2013 Average household size: 2.68 2012 Average household size: 2.69 2036 Households: 100,770 2035 Households: 99,986 2034 Households: 99,196 2033 Households: 98,407 2032 Households: 97,608 2031 Households: 96,829 2030 Households: 96,055 2029 Households: 95,280 2028 Households: 94,533 2027 Households: 93,790 2026 Households: 93,107 2025 Households: 92,390 2024 Households: 91,708 2023 Households: 90,903 2022 Households: 89,999 2021 Households: 89,042 2020 Households: 88,022 2019 Households: 86,889 2018 Households: 85,722 2017 Households: 84,599 2016 Households: 83,805 2015 Households: 83,159 2014 Households: 82,544 2013 Households: 82,069 2012 Households: 81,651 2011 Households: 81,105 2036 Total population: 267,076 2035 Total population: 265,158 2034 Total population: 263,389 2033 Total population: 261,667 2032 Total population: 259,901 2031 Total population: 258,238 2030 Total population: 256,291 2029 Total population: 254,688 2028 Total population: 253,151 2027 Total population: 251,627 2026 Total population: 250,269 2025 Total population: 248,655 2024 Total population: 247,252 2023 Total population: 245,468 2022 Total population: 243,328 2021 Total population: 241,028 2020 Total population: 238,078 2019 Total population: 235,091 2018 Total population: 231,996 2017 Total population: 229,017 2016 Total population: 226,649 2015 Total population: 224,499 2014 Total population: 222,736 2013 Total population: 221,907 2012 Total population: 221,307 2011 Total population: 220,254
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Sutherland Shire was estimated to be 220,254 people. It is expected to increase by over 30,000 people to 250,269 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.86%. This is based on an increase of over 12,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.69 to 2.66 by 2026.

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