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Blue Mountains City CouncilPopulation forecast

Lawson - Bullaburra

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Lawson - Bullaburra is forecast to grow from 1,744 in 2016 to 1,930 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.40 to 2.30 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Lawson - Bullaburra. 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
Lawson - BullaburraForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--432579109
Average annual change--0.22%0.13%0.40%0.53%
Average household size2.402.362.322.302.30
Population in non private dwellings1515151515
Dwelling occupancy rate92.8392.9093.0893.1493.32
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Lawson - Bullaburra was estimated to be 3,902 people. It is expected to increase by over 147 people to 4,049 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.37%. This is based on an increase of over 132 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.40 to 2.30 by 2026.

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