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 Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||17,218||19,869||20,410||21,742||25,279|
|Average annual change||--||2.23%||2.30%||2.12%||2.03%||2.13%|
|Average household size||3.15||3.13||3.08||3.06||3.05||3.05|
|Population in non private dwellings||618||1,071||2,163||2,423||2,577||2,669|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||97.54||98.03||98.00||97.98||97.94||97.91|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2016.
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.