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City of BaysidePopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Brighton is forecast to grow from 10,435 in 2016 to 12,538 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.49 to 2.44 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Brighton. 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
BrightonForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--927774872969942
Average annual change--0.73%0.59%0.65%0.69%0.65%
Average household size2.492.472.462.452.452.44
Population in non private dwellings592592622652682682
Dwelling occupancy rate94.0093.9994.0093.9893.9693.92
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Brighton was estimated to be 24,979 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,573 people to 27,552 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.99%. This is based on an increase of over 1,185 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.49 to 2.45 by 2026.

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