Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Cardinia Shire is forecast to grow from 35,645 in 2016 to 60,496 in 2026, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.81 to 2.81 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Cardinia Shire. 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|
|Cardinia Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||22,661||23,964||22,410||18,724|
|Average annual change||--||4.26%||3.70%||2.93%||2.15%|
|Average household size||2.81||2.80||2.80||2.81||2.81|
|Population in non private dwellings||582||716||940||1,242||1,556|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||96.83||96.93||97.13||97.37||97.45|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, November 2017.
In 2016, the total population of Cardinia Shire was estimated to be 97,629 people. It is expected to increase by over 46,600 people to 144,254 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.98%. This is based on an increase of over 24,300 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.81 to 2.81 by 2026.