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City of BallaratPopulation forecast

City of Ballarat

Population summary

Between 2016 and 2036, the population for the City of Ballarat is forecast to increase by 40,703 persons (39.36% growth), at an average annual change of 1.67%.

This table summarises the population for the City of Ballarat and each of its small areas. This enables you to see how population change is affecting different parts of the LGA in different ways. Some small areas may be rapidly growing whilst others are stable or even declining in population.

Continue to the forecast results section to see detailed forecasts of population, households, and dwellings for each of the small areas.

Please note that population numbers in for the 2016 base year are derived from Estimated Resident Population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These differ from (and are usually higher than) Census counts as they factor in population missed by the Census and population overseas on Census night. They are generally considered a more accurate measure of population size than Census counts.

Population summary
City of BallaratForecast yearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162021202620312036Total changeAvg. annual % change
City of Ballarat103,405113,725123,808133,823144,108+40,703+1.67
Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington9,68510,05510,04810,06510,134+449+0.23
Ballarat East - Eureka - Warrenheip5,5855,9076,0486,1726,278+693+0.59
Ballarat North - Invermay Park5,8205,9836,0676,0476,082+262+0.22
Bonshaw - Smythes Creek4938251,7282,9345,049+4,556+12.34
Buninyong - Rural South4,6164,7784,8404,9145,011+395+0.41
Cardigan - Lucas - Bunkers Hill2,0893,8996,2188,64510,612+8,523+8.47
Golden Point - Mount Pleasant - Canadian8,0349,0979,6769,8359,840+1,806+1.02
Lake Wendouree (North) - Lake Gardens2,5372,7592,7252,7072,701+164+0.31
Miners Rest - Mitchell Park4,4394,8525,2645,6836,143+1,704+1.64
Mount Clear - Mount Helen6,4527,1037,6978,2248,529+2,077+1.41
Rural East2,4512,8693,2833,6893,950+1,499+2.41
Rural West2,1822,1682,2002,2322,308+126+0.28
Sebastopol - Redan13,17014,26515,01615,60916,433+3,263+1.11
Soldiers Hill - Black Hill - Nerrina (South) - Brown Hill (West)9,4499,6729,8339,8899,967+518+0.27
Ballarat West Growth Area18,38123,28529,99837,52745,352+26,971+4.62
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

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