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The number of dwellings in Blue Mountains City Council is forecast to grow from 34,497 in 2016 to 36,919 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.46 to 2.36 by 2031.
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 Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||787||596||1,142||1,613|
|Average annual change||--||0.20%||0.15%||0.28%||0.39%|
|Average household size||2.46||2.42||2.38||2.36||2.36|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,311||1,435||1,495||1,615||1,745|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||91.03||91.38||91.29||91.19||91.17|
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.
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