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The Hills Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in The Hills Shire is forecast to grow from 47,969 in 2011 to 67,593 in 2021, with the average household size falling from 3.15 to 3.06 by 2021.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in The Hills Shire. 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
The Hills ShireForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population147,784165,001184,871205,281227,023252,302
Change in population (5yrs)--17,21819,86920,41021,74225,279
Average annual change--2.23%2.30%2.12%2.03%2.13%
Households46,78852,34259,34366,23073,52681,828
Average household size3.153.133.083.063.053.05
Population in non private dwellings6181,0712,1632,4232,5772,669
Dwellings47,96953,39260,55667,59375,07183,572
Dwelling occupancy rate97.5498.0398.0097.9897.9497.91

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 3.05 2035 Average household size: 3.05 2034 Average household size: 3.05 2033 Average household size: 3.05 2032 Average household size: 3.05 2031 Average household size: 3.05 2030 Average household size: 3.05 2029 Average household size: 3.06 2028 Average household size: 3.06 2027 Average household size: 3.06 2026 Average household size: 3.06 2025 Average household size: 3.07 2024 Average household size: 3.07 2023 Average household size: 3.07 2022 Average household size: 3.08 2021 Average household size: 3.08 2020 Average household size: 3.08 2019 Average household size: 3.09 2018 Average household size: 3.10 2017 Average household size: 3.11 2016 Average household size: 3.13 2015 Average household size: 3.15 2014 Average household size: 3.14 2013 Average household size: 3.13 2012 Average household size: 3.12 2011 Average household size: 3.15 2036 Average household size: 3.05 2035 Average household size: 3.05 2034 Average household size: 3.05 2033 Average household size: 3.05 2032 Average household size: 3.05 2031 Average household size: 3.05 2030 Average household size: 3.05 2029 Average household size: 3.06 2028 Average household size: 3.06 2027 Average household size: 3.06 2026 Average household size: 3.06 2025 Average household size: 3.07 2024 Average household size: 3.07 2023 Average household size: 3.07 2022 Average household size: 3.08 2021 Average household size: 3.08 2020 Average household size: 3.08 2019 Average household size: 3.09 2018 Average household size: 3.10 2017 Average household size: 3.11 2016 Average household size: 3.13 2015 Average household size: 3.15 2014 Average household size: 3.14 2013 Average household size: 3.13 2012 Average household size: 3.12 2036 Households: 81,828 2035 Households: 80,086 2034 Households: 78,400 2033 Households: 76,744 2032 Households: 75,123 2031 Households: 73,526 2030 Households: 71,983 2029 Households: 70,477 2028 Households: 69,034 2027 Households: 67,616 2026 Households: 66,222 2025 Households: 64,836 2024 Households: 63,474 2023 Households: 62,092 2022 Households: 60,708 2021 Households: 59,340 2020 Households: 58,028 2019 Households: 56,728 2018 Households: 55,316 2017 Households: 53,745 2016 Households: 52,341 2015 Households: 50,623 2014 Households: 49,388 2013 Households: 48,364 2012 Households: 47,592 2011 Households: 46,783 2036 Total population: 252,302 2035 Total population: 247,000 2034 Total population: 241,805 2033 Total population: 236,763 2032 Total population: 231,849 2031 Total population: 227,023 2030 Total population: 222,370 2029 Total population: 217,825 2028 Total population: 213,506 2027 Total population: 209,356 2026 Total population: 205,281 2025 Total population: 201,146 2024 Total population: 197,008 2023 Total population: 192,934 2022 Total population: 188,892 2021 Total population: 184,871 2020 Total population: 181,040 2019 Total population: 177,436 2018 Total population: 173,150 2017 Total population: 168,731 2016 Total population: 165,001 2015 Total population: 160,225 2014 Total population: 155,947 2013 Total population: 151,928 2012 Total population: 149,127 2011 Total population: 147,784
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of The Hills Shire was estimated to be 147,784 people. It is expected to increase by over 57,400 people to 205,281 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 3.34%. This is based on an increase of over 19,400 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.15 to 3.06 by 2021.

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