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Bayside CouncilPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Bexley is forecast to grow from 6,800 in 2016 to 7,284 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.88 to 2.81 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Bexley. 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
BexleyForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--67137355104
Average annual change--0.64%0.35%0.05%0.10%
Average household size2.882.862.842.812.78
Population in non private dwellings8981,1511,1511,1511,151
Dwelling occupancy rate100.38100.37100.38100.37100.38
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Bexley was estimated to be 20,563 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,099 people to 21,662 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.52%. This is based on an increase of over 485 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.88 to 2.81 by 2026.

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