The Hills 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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The Hills Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in The Hills Shire is forecast to grow from 52,391 in 2016 to 74,070 in 2021, with the average household size falling from 3.19 to 3.10 by 2021.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in The Hills Shire. The period 2016 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
Summary20162021202620312036
Population162,525182,506203,051225,300250,971
Change in population (5yrs)--19,98220,54522,24925,671
Average annual change--2.35%2.16%2.10%2.18%
Households50,76157,70764,63972,01380,323
Average household size3.193.133.113.103.10
Population in non private dwellings7721,8642,1242,2782,370
Dwellings52,39159,55566,59274,07082,571
Dwelling occupancy rate96.8996.9097.0797.2297.28

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: 3.10 2035 Average household size: 3.10 2034 Average household size: 3.10 2033 Average household size: 3.10 2032 Average household size: 3.10 2031 Average household size: 3.10 2030 Average household size: 3.10 2029 Average household size: 3.10 2028 Average household size: 3.10 2027 Average household size: 3.11 2026 Average household size: 3.11 2025 Average household size: 3.11 2024 Average household size: 3.12 2023 Average household size: 3.12 2022 Average household size: 3.13 2021 Average household size: 3.13 2020 Average household size: 3.14 2019 Average household size: 3.14 2018 Average household size: 3.16 2017 Average household size: 3.17 2016 Average household size: 3.19 2036 Average household size: 3.10 2035 Average household size: 3.10 2034 Average household size: 3.10 2033 Average household size: 3.10 2032 Average household size: 3.10 2031 Average household size: 3.10 2030 Average household size: 3.10 2029 Average household size: 3.10 2028 Average household size: 3.10 2027 Average household size: 3.11 2026 Average household size: 3.11 2025 Average household size: 3.11 2024 Average household size: 3.12 2023 Average household size: 3.12 2022 Average household size: 3.13 2021 Average household size: 3.13 2020 Average household size: 3.14 2019 Average household size: 3.14 2018 Average household size: 3.16 2017 Average household size: 3.17 2036 Households: 80,319 2035 Households: 78,574 2034 Households: 76,886 2033 Households: 75,230 2032 Households: 73,608 2031 Households: 72,012 2030 Households: 70,448 2029 Households: 68,925 2028 Households: 67,468 2027 Households: 66,040 2026 Households: 64,638 2025 Households: 63,235 2024 Households: 61,858 2023 Households: 60,466 2022 Households: 59,075 2021 Households: 57,707 2020 Households: 56,395 2019 Households: 55,099 2018 Households: 53,698 2017 Households: 52,144 2016 Households: 50,761 2036 Total population: 250,971 2035 Total population: 245,567 2034 Total population: 240,295 2033 Total population: 235,179 2032 Total population: 230,209 2031 Total population: 225,300 2030 Total population: 220,513 2029 Total population: 215,855 2028 Total population: 211,447 2027 Total population: 207,203 2026 Total population: 203,051 2025 Total population: 198,831 2024 Total population: 194,635 2023 Total population: 190,501 2022 Total population: 186,546 2021 Total population: 182,506 2020 Total population: 178,658 2019 Total population: 175,028 2018 Total population: 170,828 2017 Total population: 166,412 2016 Total population: 162,525
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of The Hills Shire was estimated to be 162,525 people. It is expected to increase by over 62,700 people to 225,300 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 6.75%. This is based on an increase of over 21,200 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.19 to 3.10 by 2021.

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