City of WhittleseaPopulation 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 Whittlesea

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Whittlesea is forecast to grow from 71,817 in 2016 to 110,809 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.97 to 2.96 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Whittlesea. The period 2016 to 2021, 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 WhittleseaForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population207,881246,904285,275320,622352,873382,896
Change in population (5yrs)--39,02338,37135,34832,25030,023
Average annual change--3.50%2.93%2.36%1.94%1.65%
Households69,61082,47795,210107,343118,746129,647
Average household size2.972.982.972.962.952.93
Population in non private dwellings1,1761,4762,0762,5763,0763,076
Dwellings71,81784,98298,238110,809122,653134,223
Dwelling occupancy rate96.9397.0596.9296.8796.8196.59

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2041 Average household size: 2.93 2040 Average household size: 2.93 2039 Average household size: 2.94 2038 Average household size: 2.94 2037 Average household size: 2.94 2036 Average household size: 2.95 2035 Average household size: 2.95 2034 Average household size: 2.95 2033 Average household size: 2.96 2032 Average household size: 2.96 2031 Average household size: 2.96 2030 Average household size: 2.97 2029 Average household size: 2.97 2028 Average household size: 2.97 2027 Average household size: 2.97 2026 Average household size: 2.97 2025 Average household size: 2.98 2024 Average household size: 2.98 2023 Average household size: 2.98 2022 Average household size: 2.98 2021 Average household size: 2.98 2020 Average household size: 2.98 2019 Average household size: 2.98 2018 Average household size: 2.98 2017 Average household size: 2.97 2016 Average household size: 2.97 2041 Average household size: 2.93 2040 Average household size: 2.93 2039 Average household size: 2.94 2038 Average household size: 2.94 2037 Average household size: 2.94 2036 Average household size: 2.95 2035 Average household size: 2.95 2034 Average household size: 2.95 2033 Average household size: 2.96 2032 Average household size: 2.96 2031 Average household size: 2.96 2030 Average household size: 2.97 2029 Average household size: 2.97 2028 Average household size: 2.97 2027 Average household size: 2.97 2026 Average household size: 2.97 2025 Average household size: 2.98 2024 Average household size: 2.98 2023 Average household size: 2.98 2022 Average household size: 2.98 2021 Average household size: 2.98 2020 Average household size: 2.98 2019 Average household size: 2.98 2018 Average household size: 2.98 2017 Average household size: 2.97 2041 Households: 129,643 2040 Households: 127,503 2039 Households: 125,336 2038 Households: 123,154 2037 Households: 120,953 2036 Households: 118,737 2035 Households: 116,505 2034 Households: 114,274 2033 Households: 111,997 2032 Households: 109,697 2031 Households: 107,339 2030 Households: 104,945 2029 Households: 102,537 2028 Households: 100,122 2027 Households: 97,683 2026 Households: 95,208 2025 Households: 92,712 2024 Households: 90,197 2023 Households: 87,633 2022 Households: 85,036 2021 Households: 82,473 2020 Households: 79,911 2019 Households: 77,296 2018 Households: 74,687 2017 Households: 72,064 2016 Households: 69,605 2041 Total population: 382,896 2040 Total population: 377,033 2039 Total population: 371,089 2038 Total population: 365,099 2037 Total population: 359,030 2036 Total population: 352,873 2035 Total population: 346,696 2034 Total population: 340,444 2033 Total population: 333,932 2032 Total population: 327,273 2031 Total population: 320,622 2030 Total population: 313,854 2029 Total population: 306,976 2028 Total population: 299,941 2027 Total population: 292,743 2026 Total population: 285,275 2025 Total population: 277,846 2024 Total population: 270,454 2023 Total population: 262,723 2022 Total population: 254,872 2021 Total population: 246,904 2020 Total population: 239,171 2019 Total population: 231,366 2018 Total population: 223,566 2017 Total population: 215,407 2016 Total population: 207,881
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Whittlesea was estimated to be 207,881 people. It is expected to increase by over 112,000 people to 320,622 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 9.05%. This is based on an increase of over 37,700 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.97 to 2.96 by 2021.

The number of dwellings in the City of Whittlesea is forecast to grow from 71,817 in 2016 to 110,809 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.97 to 2.96 by 2031.

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