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Albury CityPopulation forecast

Rural Balance

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Rural Balance is forecast to grow from 667 in 2016 to 789 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 3.03 to 2.96 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Rural Balance. 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
Rural BalanceForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population1,8721,9402,0302,1202,209
Change in population (5yrs)--68909188
Average annual change--0.71%0.91%0.88%0.82%
Households617649681712745
Average household size3.032.982.972.972.96
Population in non private dwellings44444
Dwellings667699729759789
Dwelling occupancy rate92.5092.8593.4293.8194.42
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Rural Balance was estimated to be 1,872 people. It is expected to increase by over 248 people to 2,120 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.25%. This is based on an increase of over 95 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.03 to 2.97 by 2026.

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