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Cumberland City CouncilPopulation forecast

Cumberland City Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Cumberland City 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 Cumberland City 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 City CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--34,12119,46313,73711,438
Average annual change--2.85%1.45%0.96%0.77%
Average household size3.
Population in non private dwellings1,5231,8651,9602,0952,145
Dwelling occupancy rate97.7797.4797.2997.1997.11
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Cumberland City 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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