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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 62,015 in 2011 to 77,208 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.58 to 2.54 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Whitehorse. 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
City of WhitehorseForecast year
Summary201120162021202620312036
Population157,537168,328182,319192,047199,167205,899
Change in population (5yrs)--10,79113,9919,7297,1206,732
Average annual change--1.33%1.61%1.05%0.73%0.67%
Households60,01864,33569,70373,92677,21480,261
Average household size2.582.572.552.542.522.51
Population in non private dwellings2,6223,1224,3964,3964,4384,480
Dwellings62,01566,80972,71477,20880,66783,867
Dwelling occupancy rate96.7896.3095.8695.7595.7295.70

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.51 2035 Average household size: 2.51 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.52 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.52 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: 2.54 2025 Average household size: 2.54 2024 Average household size: 2.54 2023 Average household size: 2.55 2022 Average household size: 2.55 2021 Average household size: 2.55 2020 Average household size: 2.55 2019 Average household size: 2.56 2018 Average household size: 2.56 2017 Average household size: 2.57 2016 Average household size: 2.57 2015 Average household size: 2.57 2014 Average household size: 2.57 2013 Average household size: 2.57 2012 Average household size: 2.58 2011 Average household size: 2.58 2036 Average household size: 2.51 2035 Average household size: 2.51 2034 Average household size: 2.51 2033 Average household size: 2.52 2032 Average household size: 2.52 2031 Average household size: 2.52 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: 2.54 2025 Average household size: 2.54 2024 Average household size: 2.54 2023 Average household size: 2.55 2022 Average household size: 2.55 2021 Average household size: 2.55 2020 Average household size: 2.55 2019 Average household size: 2.56 2018 Average household size: 2.56 2017 Average household size: 2.57 2016 Average household size: 2.57 2015 Average household size: 2.57 2014 Average household size: 2.57 2013 Average household size: 2.57 2012 Average household size: 2.58 2036 Households: 80,260 2035 Households: 79,650 2034 Households: 79,041 2033 Households: 78,431 2032 Households: 77,821 2031 Households: 77,211 2030 Households: 76,601 2029 Households: 75,958 2028 Households: 75,314 2027 Households: 74,643 2026 Households: 73,928 2025 Households: 73,193 2024 Households: 72,407 2023 Households: 71,559 2022 Households: 70,649 2021 Households: 69,702 2020 Households: 68,696 2019 Households: 67,665 2018 Households: 66,587 2017 Households: 65,484 2016 Households: 64,333 2015 Households: 63,241 2014 Households: 62,481 2013 Households: 61,528 2012 Households: 60,673 2011 Households: 60,021 2036 Total population: 205,899 2035 Total population: 204,549 2034 Total population: 203,158 2033 Total population: 201,801 2032 Total population: 200,474 2031 Total population: 199,167 2030 Total population: 197,859 2029 Total population: 196,430 2028 Total population: 194,988 2027 Total population: 193,554 2026 Total population: 192,047 2025 Total population: 190,458 2024 Total population: 188,658 2023 Total population: 186,723 2022 Total population: 184,575 2021 Total population: 182,319 2020 Total population: 179,899 2019 Total population: 177,175 2018 Total population: 174,601 2017 Total population: 171,794 2016 Total population: 168,328 2015 Total population: 165,513 2014 Total population: 163,659 2013 Total population: 161,387 2012 Total population: 159,474 2011 Total population: 157,537
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the total population of the City of Whitehorse was estimated to be 157,537 people. It is expected to increase by over 34,500 people to 192,047 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.33%. This is based on an increase of over 13,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.58 to 2.54 by 2026.

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