Wagga Wagga City 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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Wagga Wagga City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wagga Wagga City is forecast to grow from 26,336 in 2016 to 31,246 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.51 to 2.53 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wagga Wagga City. 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
Wagga Wagga CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population64,08669,52373,80977,43980,984
Change in population (5yrs)--5,4374,2863,6303,545
Average annual change--1.64%1.20%0.96%0.90%
Households24,74126,62328,28129,77031,222
Average household size2.512.532.532.532.52
Population in non private dwellings2,0622,1442,1842,2442,284
Dwellings26,33628,15129,73131,24632,736
Dwelling occupancy rate93.9494.5795.1295.2895.38

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: 2.52 2035 Average household size: 2.52 2034 Average household size: 2.52 2033 Average household size: 2.52 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.53 2030 Average household size: 2.53 2029 Average household size: 2.53 2028 Average household size: 2.53 2027 Average household size: 2.53 2026 Average household size: 2.53 2025 Average household size: 2.53 2024 Average household size: 2.53 2023 Average household size: 2.53 2022 Average household size: 2.53 2021 Average household size: 2.53 2020 Average household size: 2.53 2019 Average household size: 2.53 2018 Average household size: 2.52 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2016 Average household size: 2.51 2036 Average household size: 2.52 2035 Average household size: 2.52 2034 Average household size: 2.52 2033 Average household size: 2.52 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.53 2030 Average household size: 2.53 2029 Average household size: 2.53 2028 Average household size: 2.53 2027 Average household size: 2.53 2026 Average household size: 2.53 2025 Average household size: 2.53 2024 Average household size: 2.53 2023 Average household size: 2.53 2022 Average household size: 2.53 2021 Average household size: 2.53 2020 Average household size: 2.53 2019 Average household size: 2.53 2018 Average household size: 2.52 2017 Average household size: 2.52 2036 Households: 31,218 2035 Households: 30,930 2034 Households: 30,641 2033 Households: 30,352 2032 Households: 30,063 2031 Households: 29,773 2030 Households: 29,480 2029 Households: 29,182 2028 Households: 28,882 2027 Households: 28,584 2026 Households: 28,281 2025 Households: 27,956 2024 Households: 27,627 2023 Households: 27,292 2022 Households: 26,955 2021 Households: 26,629 2020 Households: 26,286 2019 Households: 25,957 2018 Households: 25,581 2017 Households: 25,200 2016 Households: 24,741 2036 Total population: 80,984 2035 Total population: 80,240 2034 Total population: 79,541 2033 Total population: 78,844 2032 Total population: 78,144 2031 Total population: 77,439 2030 Total population: 76,665 2029 Total population: 75,952 2028 Total population: 75,261 2027 Total population: 74,528 2026 Total population: 73,809 2025 Total population: 72,941 2024 Total population: 72,074 2023 Total population: 71,211 2022 Total population: 70,339 2021 Total population: 69,523 2020 Total population: 68,562 2019 Total population: 67,673 2018 Total population: 66,635 2017 Total population: 65,503 2016 Total population: 64,086
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Wagga Wagga City was estimated to be 64,086 people. It is expected to increase by over 13,300 people to 77,439 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.91%. This is based on an increase of over 5,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.51 to 2.53 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in Wagga Wagga City is forecast to grow from 26,336 in 2016 to 31,246 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.51 to 2.53 by 2031.

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