Sutherland Shire 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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Sutherland Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Sutherland Shire is forecast to grow from 85,477 in 2016 to 99,219 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.64 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Sutherland Shire. 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
Sutherland ShireForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population226,041240,514249,590257,408266,020
Change in population (5yrs)--14,4739,0757,8188,613
Average annual change--1.25%0.74%0.62%0.66%
Households83,51288,61292,65596,372100,335
Average household size2.682.682.662.642.62
Population in non private dwellings2,3652,8062,9563,2563,406
Dwellings85,47791,01895,35399,219103,302
Dwelling occupancy rate97.7097.3697.1797.1397.13

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: 2.62 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: 2.64 2030 Average household size: 2.64 2029 Average household size: 2.65 2028 Average household size: 2.65 2027 Average household size: 2.66 2026 Average household size: 2.66 2025 Average household size: 2.67 2024 Average household size: 2.67 2023 Average household size: 2.68 2022 Average household size: 2.68 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 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: 2.64 2030 Average household size: 2.64 2029 Average household size: 2.65 2028 Average household size: 2.65 2027 Average household size: 2.66 2026 Average household size: 2.66 2025 Average household size: 2.67 2024 Average household size: 2.67 2023 Average household size: 2.68 2022 Average household size: 2.68 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 2036 Households: 100,331 2035 Households: 99,536 2034 Households: 98,741 2033 Households: 97,955 2032 Households: 97,161 2031 Households: 96,374 2030 Households: 95,591 2029 Households: 94,815 2028 Households: 94,073 2027 Households: 93,331 2026 Households: 92,655 2025 Households: 91,934 2024 Households: 91,254 2023 Households: 90,460 2022 Households: 89,572 2021 Households: 88,615 2020 Households: 87,580 2019 Households: 86,443 2018 Households: 85,288 2017 Households: 84,183 2016 Households: 83,513 2036 Total population: 266,020 2035 Total population: 264,131 2034 Total population: 262,393 2033 Total population: 260,735 2032 Total population: 259,065 2031 Total population: 257,408 2030 Total population: 255,452 2029 Total population: 253,841 2028 Total population: 252,366 2027 Total population: 250,880 2026 Total population: 249,590 2025 Total population: 247,990 2024 Total population: 246,581 2023 Total population: 244,838 2022 Total population: 242,811 2021 Total population: 240,514 2020 Total population: 237,498 2019 Total population: 234,449 2018 Total population: 231,351 2017 Total population: 228,246 2016 Total population: 226,041
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Sutherland Shire was estimated to be 226,041 people. It is expected to increase by over 31,300 people to 257,408 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.31%. This is based on an increase of over 12,800 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.68 to 2.64 by 2031.

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