Willoughby City CouncilPopulation 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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Willoughby City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Willoughby City is forecast to grow from 30,367 in 2016 to 35,759 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.65 to 2.56 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Willoughby City. 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
Willoughby CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population78,01882,75386,39989,26691,848
Change in population (5yrs)--4,7353,6462,8672,582
Average annual change--1.19%0.87%0.65%0.57%
Households28,92030,90632,78534,30635,688
Average household size2.652.632.592.562.53
Population in non private dwellings1,2911,3471,3471,4621,517
Dwellings30,36732,35834,25535,75937,125
Dwelling occupancy rate95.2395.5195.7195.9496.13

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.53 2035 Average household size: 2.54 2034 Average household size: 2.54 2033 Average household size: 2.55 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.56 2030 Average household size: 2.57 2029 Average household size: 2.57 2028 Average household size: 2.58 2027 Average household size: 2.59 2026 Average household size: 2.59 2025 Average household size: 2.60 2024 Average household size: 2.61 2023 Average household size: 2.62 2022 Average household size: 2.63 2021 Average household size: 2.63 2020 Average household size: 2.64 2019 Average household size: 2.65 2018 Average household size: 2.65 2017 Average household size: 2.65 2016 Average household size: 2.65 2036 Average household size: 2.53 2035 Average household size: 2.54 2034 Average household size: 2.54 2033 Average household size: 2.55 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.56 2030 Average household size: 2.57 2029 Average household size: 2.57 2028 Average household size: 2.58 2027 Average household size: 2.59 2026 Average household size: 2.59 2025 Average household size: 2.60 2024 Average household size: 2.61 2023 Average household size: 2.62 2022 Average household size: 2.63 2021 Average household size: 2.63 2020 Average household size: 2.64 2019 Average household size: 2.65 2018 Average household size: 2.65 2017 Average household size: 2.65 2036 Households: 35,691 2035 Households: 35,425 2034 Households: 35,159 2033 Households: 34,891 2032 Households: 34,609 2031 Households: 34,302 2030 Households: 34,004 2029 Households: 33,713 2028 Households: 33,411 2027 Households: 33,102 2026 Households: 32,785 2025 Households: 32,470 2024 Households: 32,103 2023 Households: 31,680 2022 Households: 31,267 2021 Households: 30,910 2020 Households: 30,527 2019 Households: 30,065 2018 Households: 29,700 2017 Households: 29,304 2016 Households: 28,919 2036 Total population: 91,848 2035 Total population: 91,350 2034 Total population: 90,867 2033 Total population: 90,391 2032 Total population: 89,826 2031 Total population: 89,266 2030 Total population: 88,711 2029 Total population: 88,200 2028 Total population: 87,615 2027 Total population: 87,052 2026 Total population: 86,399 2025 Total population: 85,859 2024 Total population: 85,160 2023 Total population: 84,341 2022 Total population: 83,488 2021 Total population: 82,753 2020 Total population: 81,973 2019 Total population: 80,887 2018 Total population: 79,976 2017 Total population: 79,004 2016 Total population: 78,018
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Willoughby City was estimated to be 78,018 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,200 people to 89,266 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.36%. This is based on an increase of over 5,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.65 to 2.56 by 2031.

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