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Ballina Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Ballina (Island)

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Ballina (Island) is forecast to grow from 3,903 in 2016 to 4,199 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 1.86 to 1.89 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Ballina (Island). 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
Ballina (Island)Forecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--3161036066
Average annual change--0.87%0.27%0.16%0.17%
Average household size1.861.911.911.901.89
Population in non private dwellings401401431461491
Dwelling occupancy rate92.1991.6691.1590.7090.16
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Ballina (Island) was estimated to be 7,110 people. It is expected to increase by over 479 people to 7,589 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.65%. This is based on an increase of over 156 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 1.86 to 1.90 by 2026.

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