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Ballarat West Growth Area

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
Ballarat West Growth AreaForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population18,38123,28529,99837,52745,352
Change in population (5yrs)--4,9046,7137,5297,825
Average annual change--4.84%5.20%4.58%3.86%
Households6,6448,52110,95013,70016,632
Average household size2.732.712.712.712.70
Population in non private dwellings215215275365395
Dwellings7,0959,07111,61314,48517,547
Dwelling occupancy rate93.6493.9494.2994.5894.79

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: 2.70 2035 Average household size: 2.71 2034 Average household size: 2.71 2033 Average household size: 2.71 2032 Average household size: 2.71 2031 Average household size: 2.71 2030 Average household size: 2.71 2029 Average household size: 2.72 2028 Average household size: 2.72 2027 Average household size: 2.72 2026 Average household size: 2.71 2025 Average household size: 2.71 2024 Average household size: 2.71 2023 Average household size: 2.71 2022 Average household size: 2.71 2021 Average household size: 2.71 2020 Average household size: 2.71 2019 Average household size: 2.72 2018 Average household size: 2.73 2017 Average household size: 2.73 2016 Average household size: 2.73 2036 Average household size: 2.70 2035 Average household size: 2.71 2034 Average household size: 2.71 2033 Average household size: 2.71 2032 Average household size: 2.71 2031 Average household size: 2.71 2030 Average household size: 2.71 2029 Average household size: 2.72 2028 Average household size: 2.72 2027 Average household size: 2.72 2026 Average household size: 2.71 2025 Average household size: 2.71 2024 Average household size: 2.71 2023 Average household size: 2.71 2022 Average household size: 2.71 2021 Average household size: 2.71 2020 Average household size: 2.71 2019 Average household size: 2.72 2018 Average household size: 2.73 2017 Average household size: 2.73 2036 Households: 16,632 2035 Households: 16,052 2034 Households: 15,460 2033 Households: 14,883 2032 Households: 14,298 2031 Households: 13,699 2030 Households: 13,133 2029 Households: 12,564 2028 Households: 12,005 2027 Households: 11,462 2026 Households: 10,949 2025 Households: 10,443 2024 Households: 9,942 2023 Households: 9,449 2022 Households: 8,960 2021 Households: 8,521 2020 Households: 8,091 2019 Households: 7,698 2018 Households: 7,353 2017 Households: 6,969 2016 Households: 6,644 2036 Total population: 45,352 2035 Total population: 43,832 2034 Total population: 42,261 2033 Total population: 40,730 2032 Total population: 39,164 2031 Total population: 37,527 2030 Total population: 36,012 2029 Total population: 34,476 2028 Total population: 32,962 2027 Total population: 31,486 2026 Total population: 29,998 2025 Total population: 28,625 2024 Total population: 27,240 2023 Total population: 25,906 2022 Total population: 24,564 2021 Total population: 23,285 2020 Total population: 22,151 2019 Total population: 21,135 2018 Total population: 20,255 2017 Total population: 19,225 2016 Total population: 18,381
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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