idc-logo
svg rectangle color
Blue Mountains City CouncilPopulation forecast

Blue Mountains City Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Blue Mountains City Council is forecast to grow from 34,497 in 2016 to 37,735 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.46 to 2.36 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Blue Mountains City Council. 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
Blue Mountains City CouncilForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population78,70779,49480,08981,23182,844
Change in population (5yrs)--7875961,1421,613
Average annual change--0.20%0.15%0.28%0.39%
Households31,40332,26532,97633,66834,402
Average household size2.462.422.382.362.36
Population in non private dwellings1,3111,4351,4951,6151,745
Dwellings34,49735,30936,12136,91937,735
Dwelling occupancy rate91.0391.3891.2991.1991.17
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Blue Mountains City Council was estimated to be 78,707 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,524 people to 81,231 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.32%. This is based on an increase of over 2,265 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.46 to 2.36 by 2026.

DISCLAIMER: While all due care has been taken to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and current, there may be errors or omissions in it and no legal responsibility is accepted for the information and opinions in this website.

Please view our Privacy Policy, Terms of use and Legal notices. Stats NZ Data and the copyright in the Stats NZ Data remains the property of the Statistics New Zealand.

The copyright in the way .id has modified, transformed or reconfigured the Stats NZ Data as published on this website remains the property of .id. Stats NZ Data can be accessed on the Statistics New Zealand website at www.stats.govt.nz. Unless otherwise specified, content that Stats NZ produce is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. For further information see https://www.stats.govt.nz/about-us/copyright/.