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Goolwa - Goolwa Beach

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Goolwa - Goolwa Beach is forecast to grow from 4,824 in 2016 to 5,414 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 1.97 to 1.94 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Goolwa - Goolwa Beach. 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
Goolwa - Goolwa BeachForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population6,8647,1817,3587,5207,6647,793
Change in population (5yrs)--317177162144129
Average annual change--0.91%0.49%0.44%0.38%0.33%
Households3,3863,5783,6893,7893,8713,946
Average household size1.971.961.951.941.931.93
Population in non private dwellings179179179179179179
Dwellings4,8245,1115,2725,4145,5315,639
Dwelling occupancy rate70.1970.0169.9769.9969.9969.98
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Goolwa - Goolwa Beach was estimated to be 6,864 people. It is expected to increase by over 656 people to 7,520 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.92%. This is based on an increase of over 403 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.97 to 1.94 by 2026.

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