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Blue Mountains City CouncilPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Hazelbrook is forecast to grow from 2,033 in 2016 to 2,238 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.60 to 2.41 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Hazelbrook. 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
HazelbrookForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)---27-72497
Average annual change---0.11%-0.03%0.09%0.38%
Average household size2.602.532.472.432.41
Population in non private dwellings44444
Dwelling occupancy rate95.6295.5395.4495.3295.22
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Hazelbrook was estimated to be 5,058 people. It is expected to decrease by over 10 people to 5,048 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of -0.02%. This is based on an increase of over 133 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.60 to 2.43 by 2026.

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