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City of AdelaidePopulation forecast

City of Adelaide

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Adelaide is forecast to grow from 11,598 in 2016 to 25,101 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 1.90 to 1.87 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Adelaide. The period 2016 to 2031, 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 AdelaideForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population23,55231,28036,93142,15846,70050,614
Change in population (5yrs)--7,7285,6515,2284,5423,914
Average annual change--5.84%3.38%2.68%2.07%1.62%
Households10,11013,06615,85018,19820,46522,672
Average household size1.901.901.891.881.871.87
Population in non private dwellings4,3526,4736,9017,9308,3308,330
Dwellings11,59815,11118,22020,64122,93625,101
Dwelling occupancy rate87.1786.4786.9988.1689.2390.32
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Adelaide was estimated to be 23,552 people. It is expected to increase by over 18,606 people to 42,158 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 3.96%. This is based on an increase of over 8,088 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.90 to 1.88 by 2031.

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