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Bega Valley ShirePopulation forecast

Rural North

Population, households and dwellings

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 NorthForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,4152,4292,4262,4122,433
Change in population (5yrs)--13-3-1421
Average annual change--0.11%-0.02%-0.12%0.18%
Households1,0891,1181,1451,1661,185
Average household size2.222.172.122.072.05
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings1,2431,2781,3101,3401,370
Dwelling occupancy rate87.6187.4887.4087.0186.50
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

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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