City of Whittlesea
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in the City of Whittlesea is forecast to grow from 55,626 in 2011 to 96,892 in 2021, with the average household size falling from 2.97 to 2.95 by 2021.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Whittlesea. The period 2011 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 Whittlesea||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||41,470||37,324||38,819||35,838||33,204||31,887|
|Average annual change||--||4.70%||3.44%||3.05%||2.45%||2.03%||1.77%|
|Average household size||2.97||2.96||2.95||2.95||2.94||2.94||2.93|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,200||1,200||1,500||2,100||2,600||3,100||3,100|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||96.52||96.47||96.59||96.66||96.68||96.70||96.71|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, December 2016.
In 2011, the total population of the City of Whittlesea was estimated to be 160,800 people. It is expected to increase by over 117,000 people to 278,413 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 5.64%. This is based on an increase of over 39,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.97 to 2.95 by 2021.