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City of BrimbankPopulation forecast

City of Brimbank

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Brimbank is forecast to grow from 69,760 in 2016 to 86,222 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 3.02 to 2.90 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Brimbank. 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
City of BrimbankForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--5,2327,0268,6949,0849,160
Average annual change--0.51%0.66%0.79%0.79%0.77%
Average household size3.022.982.962.932.922.90
Population in non private dwellings1,6041,9042,2042,5042,8043,104
Dwelling occupancy rate96.0695.9696.0796.0496.0396.01
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Brimbank was estimated to be 204,190 people. It is expected to increase by over 20,952 people to 225,142 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.98%. This is based on an increase of over 8,851 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.02 to 2.93 by 2026.

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