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Blue Mountains City CouncilPopulation forecast

Leura

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Leura is forecast to grow from 2,558 in 2016 to 2,758 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.06 to 1.92 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Leura. 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
LeuraForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population4,7834,8114,7954,8985,082
Change in population (5yrs)--27-16104184
Average annual change--0.11%-0.07%0.43%0.74%
Households2,0952,1532,2102,2712,333
Average household size2.062.001.941.921.93
Population in non private dwellings458508508538588
Dwellings2,5582,6242,6882,7582,828
Dwelling occupancy rate81.9082.0582.2282.3482.50
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Leura was estimated to be 4,783 people. It is expected to increase by over 115 people to 4,898 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.24%. This is based on an increase of over 176 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.06 to 1.92 by 2026.

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