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Bega Valley ShirePopulation forecast

Bega Rural

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Bega Rural is forecast to grow from 936 in 2016 to 1,039 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.64 to 2.39 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Bega Rural. 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
Bega RuralForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,2482,2252,2442,2722,311
Change in population (5yrs)---23202839
Average annual change---0.21%0.18%0.25%0.34%
Households850884918950980
Average household size2.642.522.442.392.36
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings9369691,0041,0391,071
Dwelling occupancy rate90.8191.2391.4391.4391.50
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Bega Rural was estimated to be 2,248 people. It is expected to increase by over 24 people to 2,272 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.11%. This is based on an increase of over 100 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.64 to 2.39 by 2026.

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