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Port Elliot and District

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Port Elliot and District is forecast to grow from 1,888 in 2016 to 2,206 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.10 to 2.13 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Port Elliot and District. 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
Port Elliot and DistrictForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population2,6122,7642,9483,0953,2033,317
Change in population (5yrs)--152184147108114
Average annual change--1.14%1.30%0.98%0.69%0.70%
Households1,2081,2701,3451,4131,4621,519
Average household size2.102.112.132.132.142.13
Population in non private dwellings787878787878
Dwellings1,8881,9852,1022,2062,2842,375
Dwelling occupancy rate63.9863.9863.9964.0564.0163.96
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Port Elliot and District was estimated to be 2,612 people. It is expected to increase by over 483 people to 3,095 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.71%. This is based on an increase of over 205 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.10 to 2.13 by 2026.

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