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Rural West

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
Rural WestForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,1822,1682,2002,2322,308
Change in population (5yrs)---13313276
Average annual change---0.12%0.29%0.29%0.67%
Households822859902944987
Average household size2.582.452.372.302.28
Population in non private dwellings6060606060
Dwellings8518909369791,024
Dwelling occupancy rate96.5996.5296.3796.4296.39

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: 2.28 2035 Average household size: 2.28 2034 Average household size: 2.29 2033 Average household size: 2.29 2032 Average household size: 2.29 2031 Average household size: 2.30 2030 Average household size: 2.31 2029 Average household size: 2.32 2028 Average household size: 2.34 2027 Average household size: 2.35 2026 Average household size: 2.37 2025 Average household size: 2.39 2024 Average household size: 2.40 2023 Average household size: 2.42 2022 Average household size: 2.44 2021 Average household size: 2.46 2020 Average household size: 2.48 2019 Average household size: 2.51 2018 Average household size: 2.53 2017 Average household size: 2.55 2016 Average household size: 2.58 2036 Average household size: 2.28 2035 Average household size: 2.28 2034 Average household size: 2.29 2033 Average household size: 2.29 2032 Average household size: 2.29 2031 Average household size: 2.30 2030 Average household size: 2.31 2029 Average household size: 2.32 2028 Average household size: 2.34 2027 Average household size: 2.35 2026 Average household size: 2.37 2025 Average household size: 2.39 2024 Average household size: 2.40 2023 Average household size: 2.42 2022 Average household size: 2.44 2021 Average household size: 2.46 2020 Average household size: 2.48 2019 Average household size: 2.51 2018 Average household size: 2.53 2017 Average household size: 2.55 2036 Households: 988 2035 Households: 979 2034 Households: 970 2033 Households: 962 2032 Households: 953 2031 Households: 944 2030 Households: 936 2029 Households: 927 2028 Households: 918 2027 Households: 910 2026 Households: 903 2025 Households: 895 2024 Households: 886 2023 Households: 877 2022 Households: 867 2021 Households: 858 2020 Households: 850 2019 Households: 844 2018 Households: 838 2017 Households: 831 2016 Households: 822 2036 Total population: 2,308 2035 Total population: 2,294 2034 Total population: 2,277 2033 Total population: 2,263 2032 Total population: 2,244 2031 Total population: 2,232 2030 Total population: 2,223 2029 Total population: 2,213 2028 Total population: 2,205 2027 Total population: 2,202 2026 Total population: 2,200 2025 Total population: 2,199 2024 Total population: 2,190 2023 Total population: 2,182 2022 Total population: 2,175 2021 Total population: 2,168 2020 Total population: 2,166 2019 Total population: 2,180 2018 Total population: 2,183 2017 Total population: 2,179 2016 Total population: 2,182
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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