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Wagga Wagga City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wagga Wagga City is forecast to grow from 24,907 in 2011 to 29,966 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.53 to 2.52 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wagga Wagga City. The period 2011 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
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population61,80964,57369,72273,55577,01480,365
Change in population (5yrs)--2,7645,1493,8333,4593,351
Average annual change--0.88%1.55%1.08%0.92%0.86%
Households23,53824,92726,80228,29729,72931,141
Average household size2.532.502.522.522.512.50
Population in non private dwellings2,1652,1652,2472,2872,3472,387
Dwellings24,90726,56528,38129,96631,48632,982
Dwelling occupancy rate94.5093.8394.4494.4394.4294.42

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.50 2035 Average household size: 2.50 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.51 2032 Average household size: 2.51 2031 Average household size: 2.51 2030 Average household size: 2.51 2029 Average household size: 2.51 2028 Average household size: 2.52 2027 Average household size: 2.52 2026 Average household size: 2.52 2025 Average household size: 2.52 2024 Average household size: 2.52 2023 Average household size: 2.52 2022 Average household size: 2.52 2021 Average household size: 2.52 2020 Average household size: 2.52 2019 Average household size: 2.52 2018 Average household size: 2.51 2017 Average household size: 2.51 2016 Average household size: 2.50 2015 Average household size: 2.50 2014 Average household size: 2.49 2013 Average household size: 2.51 2012 Average household size: 2.52 2011 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Average household size: 2.50 2035 Average household size: 2.50 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.51 2032 Average household size: 2.51 2031 Average household size: 2.51 2030 Average household size: 2.51 2029 Average household size: 2.51 2028 Average household size: 2.52 2027 Average household size: 2.52 2026 Average household size: 2.52 2025 Average household size: 2.52 2024 Average household size: 2.52 2023 Average household size: 2.52 2022 Average household size: 2.52 2021 Average household size: 2.52 2020 Average household size: 2.52 2019 Average household size: 2.52 2018 Average household size: 2.51 2017 Average household size: 2.51 2016 Average household size: 2.50 2015 Average household size: 2.50 2014 Average household size: 2.49 2013 Average household size: 2.51 2012 Average household size: 2.52 2036 Households: 31,145 2035 Households: 30,863 2034 Households: 30,579 2033 Households: 30,297 2032 Households: 30,015 2031 Households: 29,732 2030 Households: 29,449 2029 Households: 29,162 2028 Households: 28,873 2027 Households: 28,586 2026 Households: 28,297 2025 Households: 28,004 2024 Households: 27,709 2023 Households: 27,407 2022 Households: 27,102 2021 Households: 26,801 2020 Households: 26,490 2019 Households: 26,170 2018 Households: 25,758 2017 Households: 25,338 2016 Households: 24,928 2015 Households: 24,537 2014 Households: 24,273 2013 Households: 24,000 2012 Households: 23,777 2011 Households: 23,539 2036 Total population: 80,365 2035 Total population: 79,656 2034 Total population: 78,989 2033 Total population: 78,331 2032 Total population: 77,674 2031 Total population: 77,014 2030 Total population: 76,286 2029 Total population: 75,614 2028 Total population: 74,930 2027 Total population: 74,236 2026 Total population: 73,555 2025 Total population: 72,798 2024 Total population: 72,066 2023 Total population: 71,287 2022 Total population: 70,503 2021 Total population: 69,722 2020 Total population: 68,873 2019 Total population: 68,013 2018 Total population: 66,869 2017 Total population: 65,712 2016 Total population: 64,573 2015 Total population: 63,421 2014 Total population: 62,645 2013 Total population: 62,372 2012 Total population: 62,131 2011 Total population: 61,809
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of Wagga Wagga City was estimated to be 61,809 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,700 people to 73,555 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.17%. This is based on an increase of over 4,700 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.53 to 2.52 by 2026.

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