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Heidelberg West - Bellfield

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Heidelberg West - Bellfield is forecast to grow from 3,182 in 2016 to 3,597 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.51 to 2.48 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Heidelberg West - Bellfield. 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
Heidelberg West - BellfieldForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population7,6948,1448,3458,5699,035
Change in population (5yrs)--450200224466
Average annual change--1.14%0.49%0.53%1.07%
Households3,0303,2303,3263,4253,607
Average household size2.512.502.482.482.48
Population in non private dwellings8383838383
Dwellings3,1823,3923,4923,5973,788
Dwelling occupancy rate95.2295.2295.2595.2295.22
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Heidelberg West - Bellfield was estimated to be 7,694 people. It is expected to increase by over 875 people to 8,569 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.08%. This is based on an increase of over 395 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.51 to 2.48 by 2026.

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