Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Wyong Shire is forecast to grow from 66,101 in 2011 to 80,743 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.54 to 2.49 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wyong Shire. 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|
|Wyong Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||6,304||13,244||14,577||13,944||13,151|
|Average annual change||--||0.80%||1.60%||1.62%||1.44%||1.27%|
|Average household size||2.54||2.50||2.49||2.49||2.48||2.48|
|Population in non private dwellings||2,042||2,327||2,462||2,777||3,092||3,092|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||90.81||92.28||92.37||92.43||92.47||92.52|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, March 2015.
In 2011, the total population of Wyong Shire was estimated to be 154,334 people. It is expected to increase by over 19,500 people to 173,882 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.80%. This is based on an increase of over 14,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.54 to 2.49 by 2026.