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City of BallaratPopulation forecast

City of Ballarat

Non-private dwellings

2,389 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Ballarat in 2022.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
City of BallaratYearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
City of Ballarat2,3002,510+2100+209
Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington588588000
Ballarat East - Eureka - Warrenheip214214000
Ballarat North - Invermay Park7979000
Bonshaw - Smythes Creek00000
Buninyong - Rural South2626000
Cardigan - Lucas - Bunkers Hill363+600+60
Golden Point - Mount Pleasant - Canadian5959000
Lake Wendouree (North) - Lake Gardens1111000
Miners Rest - Mitchell Park1111000
Mount Clear - Mount Helen361361000
Rural East11000
Rural West6060000
Sebastopol - Redan156186+300+30
Soldiers Hill - Black Hill - Nerrina (South) - Brown Hill (West)9999000
Ballarat West Growth Area215395+1800+180
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

There were 2,300 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Ballarat in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in the City of Ballarat is expected to increase to 2,390 persons in 2026 and to 2,510 persons in 2036.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of the City of Ballarat's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of the City of Ballarat is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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