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Alexandrina CouncilPopulation forecast

Alexandrina Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Alexandrina Council is forecast to grow from 15,470 in 2016 to 22,495 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.26 to 2.16 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Alexandrina Council. 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
Alexandrina CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--1,4771,9682,1892,3732,365
Average annual change--1.09%1.37%1.42%1.43%1.33%
Average household size2.
Population in non private dwellings376376376436436466
Dwelling occupancy rate74.9374.6374.5374.6174.8875.10
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), April 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Alexandrina Council was estimated to be 26,535 people. It is expected to increase by over 5,633 people to 32,168 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.94%. This is based on an increase of over 2,981 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.26 to 2.18 by 2026.

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