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Baw Baw ShirePopulation forecast

Baw Baw Shire

Non-private dwellings

712 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Baw Baw Shire in 2021.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Baw Baw ShireYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Baw Baw Shire6101,120+5100+510
Drouin (North)147147000
Drouin (South)98302+2040+203
Drouin West - Buln Buln and District22000
Longwarry - Longwarry North44000
Mount Baw Baw - Willow Grove and District55000
Neerim South - Noojee and District4242000
Trafalgar - Trafalgar East6868000
Trafalgar South - Yarragon South and District33000
Warragul (North)77179+1020+102
Warragul (South)164368+2040+203
Yarragon - Darnum - Nilma00000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2019.

Key findings

There were 610 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Baw Baw Shire in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Baw Baw Shire is expected to increase to 814 persons in 2026 and to 1,120 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Baw Baw Shire's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Baw Baw Shire is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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