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Strathalbyn Town

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Strathalbyn Town is forecast to grow from 2,549 in 2016 to 3,882 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.34 to 2.21 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Strathalbyn Town. 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
Strathalbyn TownForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population5,9106,3316,9277,5488,1228,356
Change in population (5yrs)--421596620574235
Average annual change--1.39%1.82%1.73%1.48%0.57%
Households2,4732,7183,0113,3023,5753,707
Average household size2.342.292.262.242.232.21
Population in non private dwellings119119119149149149
Dwellings2,5492,8243,1443,4583,7453,882
Dwelling occupancy rate97.0296.2595.7795.4995.4695.49
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), April 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Strathalbyn Town was estimated to be 5,910 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,638 people to 7,548 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.48%. This is based on an increase of over 829 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.34 to 2.24 by 2026.

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