City of WhitehorsePopulation 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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City of Whitehorse

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Whitehorse is forecast to grow from 66,636 in 2016 to 80,494 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.60 to 2.54 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Whitehorse. 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
City of WhitehorseForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population170,093184,260193,816200,726207,424
Change in population (5yrs)--14,1679,5556,9106,699
Average annual change--1.61%1.02%0.70%0.66%
Households64,24769,70274,06777,43880,548
Average household size2.602.582.562.542.52
Population in non private dwellings2,8844,1584,1584,2004,242
Dwellings66,63672,54177,03580,49483,694
Dwelling occupancy rate96.4196.0996.1596.2096.24

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: 2.53 2033 Average household size: 2.53 2032 Average household size: 2.53 2031 Average household size: 2.54 2030 Average household size: 2.54 2029 Average household size: 2.55 2028 Average household size: 2.55 2027 Average household size: 2.56 2026 Average household size: 2.56 2025 Average household size: 2.57 2024 Average household size: 2.57 2023 Average household size: 2.58 2022 Average household size: 2.58 2021 Average household size: 2.58 2020 Average household size: 2.59 2019 Average household size: 2.59 2018 Average household size: 2.60 2017 Average household size: 2.60 2016 Average household size: 2.60 2036 Average household size: 2.52 2035 Average household size: 2.52 2034 Average household size: 2.53 2033 Average household size: 2.53 2032 Average household size: 2.53 2031 Average household size: 2.54 2030 Average household size: 2.54 2029 Average household size: 2.55 2028 Average household size: 2.55 2027 Average household size: 2.56 2026 Average household size: 2.56 2025 Average household size: 2.57 2024 Average household size: 2.57 2023 Average household size: 2.58 2022 Average household size: 2.58 2021 Average household size: 2.58 2020 Average household size: 2.59 2019 Average household size: 2.59 2018 Average household size: 2.60 2017 Average household size: 2.60 2036 Households: 80,548 2035 Households: 79,930 2034 Households: 79,312 2033 Households: 78,687 2032 Households: 78,062 2031 Households: 77,437 2030 Households: 76,812 2029 Households: 76,151 2028 Households: 75,488 2027 Households: 74,800 2026 Households: 74,063 2025 Households: 73,313 2024 Households: 72,512 2023 Households: 71,625 2022 Households: 70,680 2021 Households: 69,702 2020 Households: 68,666 2019 Households: 67,614 2018 Households: 66,521 2017 Households: 65,407 2016 Households: 64,241 2036 Total population: 207,424 2035 Total population: 206,061 2034 Total population: 204,669 2033 Total population: 203,309 2032 Total population: 201,990 2031 Total population: 200,726 2030 Total population: 199,456 2029 Total population: 198,064 2028 Total population: 196,679 2027 Total population: 195,282 2026 Total population: 193,816 2025 Total population: 192,322 2024 Total population: 190,607 2023 Total population: 188,696 2022 Total population: 186,506 2021 Total population: 184,260 2020 Total population: 181,866 2019 Total population: 179,166 2018 Total population: 176,554 2017 Total population: 173,633 2016 Total population: 170,093
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Whitehorse was estimated to be 170,093 people. It is expected to increase by over 30,600 people to 200,726 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.67%. This is based on an increase of over 13,100 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.60 to 2.54 by 2026.

The number of dwellings in the City of Whitehorse is forecast to grow from 66,636 in 2016 to 80,494 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.60 to 2.54 by 2031.

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