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Bonshaw - Smythes Creek

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Ballarat. 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
Bonshaw - Smythes CreekForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population4938251,7282,9345,049
Change in population (5yrs)--3329031,2062,115
Average annual change--10.85%15.94%11.17%11.47%
Households1713256281,0361,753
Average household size2.882.542.752.832.88
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings1803426601,0901,845
Dwelling occupancy rate95.0095.0395.1595.0595.01

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.88 2035 Average household size: 2.88 2034 Average household size: 2.87 2033 Average household size: 2.86 2032 Average household size: 2.85 2031 Average household size: 2.83 2030 Average household size: 2.82 2029 Average household size: 2.81 2028 Average household size: 2.79 2027 Average household size: 2.77 2026 Average household size: 2.76 2025 Average household size: 2.74 2024 Average household size: 2.71 2023 Average household size: 2.67 2022 Average household size: 2.62 2021 Average household size: 2.54 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.68 2018 Average household size: 2.75 2017 Average household size: 2.75 2016 Average household size: 2.89 2036 Average household size: 2.88 2035 Average household size: 2.88 2034 Average household size: 2.87 2033 Average household size: 2.86 2032 Average household size: 2.85 2031 Average household size: 2.83 2030 Average household size: 2.82 2029 Average household size: 2.81 2028 Average household size: 2.79 2027 Average household size: 2.77 2026 Average household size: 2.76 2025 Average household size: 2.74 2024 Average household size: 2.71 2023 Average household size: 2.67 2022 Average household size: 2.62 2021 Average household size: 2.54 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.68 2018 Average household size: 2.75 2017 Average household size: 2.75 2036 Households: 1,753 2035 Households: 1,610 2034 Households: 1,466 2033 Households: 1,323 2032 Households: 1,179 2031 Households: 1,036 2030 Households: 940 2029 Households: 844 2028 Households: 748 2027 Households: 675 2026 Households: 627 2025 Households: 576 2024 Households: 518 2023 Households: 455 2022 Households: 383 2021 Households: 325 2020 Households: 281 2019 Households: 247 2018 Households: 213 2017 Households: 183 2016 Households: 171 2036 Total population: 5,049 2035 Total population: 4,629 2034 Total population: 4,207 2033 Total population: 3,783 2032 Total population: 3,359 2031 Total population: 2,934 2030 Total population: 2,651 2029 Total population: 2,369 2028 Total population: 2,084 2027 Total population: 1,870 2026 Total population: 1,728 2025 Total population: 1,575 2024 Total population: 1,404 2023 Total population: 1,216 2022 Total population: 1,002 2021 Total population: 825 2020 Total population: 732 2019 Total population: 661 2018 Total population: 585 2017 Total population: 505 2016 Total population: 493
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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