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The number of dwellings in the Cumberland Council is forecast to grow from 72,991 in 2016 to 101,510 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 3.15 to 3.07 by 2036.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Cumberland Council. 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|
|Cumberland Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||34,121||19,463||13,737||11,438|
|Average annual change||--||2.85%||1.45%||0.96%||0.77%|
|Average household size||3.15||3.15||3.12||3.10||3.07|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,523||1,865||1,960||2,095||2,145|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||97.77||97.47||97.29||97.19||97.11|
In 2016, the total population of the Cumberland Council was estimated to be 226,052 people. It is expected to increase by over 67,321 people to 293,373 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.64%. This is based on an increase of over 22,741 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.15 to 3.10 by 2026.
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