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Welcome to the WESROC area population forecasts

The WESROC area population forecast for 2015 is 71,170, and is forecast to grow to 88,878 by 2036.

The WESROC area population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in August 2015 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of the WESROC area. Forecasts are available for each year from 2011 to 2036.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2036 forecast population: 88,878 2035 forecast population: 88,032 2034 forecast population: 87,199 2033 forecast population: 86,276 2032 forecast population: 85,454 2031 forecast population: 84,656 2030 forecast population: 83,870 2029 forecast population: 83,080 2028 forecast population: 82,319 2027 forecast population: 81,558 2026 forecast population: 80,815 2025 forecast population: 80,096 2024 forecast population: 79,378 2023 forecast population: 78,570 2022 forecast population: 77,801 2021 forecast population: 76,988 2020 forecast population: 76,167 2019 forecast population: 75,139 2018 forecast population: 74,159 2017 forecast population: 73,426 2016 forecast population: 72,329 2015 forecast population: 71,170 2014 forecast population: 70,521 2013 forecast population: 70,138 2012 forecast population: 69,937 2011 forecast population: 69,885
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id, August 2015.

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This population forecast is just one of a family of demographic and economic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre