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Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Watsonia is forecast to grow from 2,272 in 2016 to 2,767 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.45 to 2.40 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Watsonia. 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
WatsoniaForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--130149121296355
Average annual change--0.47%0.53%0.42%0.99%1.13%
Average household size2.452.462.452.422.412.40
Population in non private dwellings393939393939
Dwelling occupancy rate96.9697.0297.0797.0897.0197.07
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Watsonia was estimated to be 5,440 people. It is expected to increase by over 400 people to 5,840 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.71%. This is based on an increase of over 192 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.45 to 2.42 by 2026.

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