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City of BelmontPopulation forecast

City of Belmont

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Belmont is forecast to grow from 18,522 in 2016 to 29,523 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.38 to 2.35 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Belmont. The period 2016 to 2031, 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
City of BelmontForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--3,8855,1225,4814,9264,797
Average annual change--1.81%2.16%2.08%1.70%1.53%
Average household size2.382.382.372.372.362.35
Population in non private dwellings514678718718778802
Dwelling occupancy rate92.6792.8893.0693.1793.3293.47
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Belmont was estimated to be 41,448 people. It is expected to increase by over 14,488 people to 55,936 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 2.02%. This is based on an increase of over 6,143 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.38 to 2.37 by 2031.

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