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Mount Clear - Mount Helen

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Mount Clear - Mount Helen is forecast to grow from 2,438 in 2016 to 3,416 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.67 to 2.54 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Mount Clear - Mount Helen. 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
Mount Clear - Mount HelenForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population6,4527,1037,6978,2248,529
Change in population (5yrs)--652593527306
Average annual change--1.94%1.62%1.33%0.73%
Households2,2772,5382,8033,0513,211
Average household size2.672.662.622.582.54
Population in non private dwellings361361361361361
Dwellings2,4382,7032,9823,2473,416
Dwelling occupancy rate93.4093.9094.0093.9694.00
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Mount Clear - Mount Helen was estimated to be 6,452 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,772 people to 8,224 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.46%. This is based on an increase of over 774 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.67 to 2.58 by 2026.

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