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The number of dwellings in Rural North is forecast to grow from 1,243 in 2016 to 1,370 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.22 to 2.05 by 2036.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Rural North. 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|
|Rural North||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||13||-3||-14||21|
|Average annual change||--||0.11%||-0.02%||-0.12%||0.18%|
|Average household size||2.22||2.17||2.12||2.07||2.05|
|Population in non private dwellings||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||87.61||87.48||87.40||87.01||86.50|
In 2016, the total population of Rural North was estimated to be 2,415 people. It is expected to decrease by over 3 people to 2,412 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of -0.01%. This is based on an increase of over 77 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.22 to 2.07 by 2026.
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