Canberra Region Joint Organisation areaPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Canberra Region Joint Organisation. 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
Canberra Region Joint OrganisationForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population224,110234,557246,144258,754276,493
Change in population (5yrs)--10,44611,58712,61017,739
Average annual change--0.92%0.97%1.00%1.33%
Households92,99298,256103,737109,554116,780
Average household size2.362.342.332.322.32
Population in non private dwellings4,4444,5784,7865,1295,475
Dwellings110,914116,742123,018129,673137,829
Dwelling occupancy rate83.8484.1784.3384.4884.73

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.32 2035 Average household size: 2.32 2034 Average household size: 2.32 2033 Average household size: 2.32 2032 Average household size: 2.31 2031 Average household size: 2.32 2030 Average household size: 2.32 2029 Average household size: 2.32 2028 Average household size: 2.32 2027 Average household size: 2.32 2026 Average household size: 2.33 2025 Average household size: 2.33 2024 Average household size: 2.33 2023 Average household size: 2.33 2022 Average household size: 2.34 2021 Average household size: 2.34 2020 Average household size: 2.34 2019 Average household size: 2.35 2018 Average household size: 2.35 2017 Average household size: 2.36 2016 Average household size: 2.36 2036 Average household size: 2.32 2035 Average household size: 2.32 2034 Average household size: 2.32 2033 Average household size: 2.32 2032 Average household size: 2.31 2031 Average household size: 2.32 2030 Average household size: 2.32 2029 Average household size: 2.32 2028 Average household size: 2.32 2027 Average household size: 2.32 2026 Average household size: 2.33 2025 Average household size: 2.33 2024 Average household size: 2.33 2023 Average household size: 2.33 2022 Average household size: 2.34 2021 Average household size: 2.34 2020 Average household size: 2.34 2019 Average household size: 2.35 2018 Average household size: 2.35 2017 Average household size: 2.36 2036 Households: 116,775 2035 Households: 115,289 2034 Households: 113,800 2033 Households: 112,308 2032 Households: 110,847 2031 Households: 109,552 2030 Households: 108,357 2029 Households: 107,162 2028 Households: 105,983 2027 Households: 104,848 2026 Households: 103,742 2025 Households: 102,658 2024 Households: 101,565 2023 Households: 100,453 2022 Households: 99,344 2021 Households: 98,259 2020 Households: 97,182 2019 Households: 96,078 2018 Households: 95,006 2017 Households: 93,965 2016 Households: 92,992 2036 Total population: 276,493 2035 Total population: 272,856 2034 Total population: 269,196 2033 Total population: 265,479 2032 Total population: 261,888 2031 Total population: 258,754 2030 Total population: 256,026 2029 Total population: 253,410 2028 Total population: 250,903 2027 Total population: 248,565 2026 Total population: 246,144 2025 Total population: 243,837 2024 Total population: 241,530 2023 Total population: 239,201 2022 Total population: 236,867 2021 Total population: 234,557 2020 Total population: 232,320 2019 Total population: 230,103 2018 Total population: 228,141 2017 Total population: 226,055 2016 Total population: 224,110
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
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