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Cumberland City CouncilPopulation forecast

Guildford West - Woodpark - Smithfield

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Guildford West - Woodpark - Smithfield is forecast to grow from 2,159 in 2016 to 2,456 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 3.21 to 3.04 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Guildford West - Woodpark - Smithfield. 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
Guildford West - Woodpark - SmithfieldForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population6,7386,9947,0857,1787,226
Change in population (5yrs)--256919348
Average annual change--0.75%0.26%0.26%0.13%
Households2,0992,2102,2742,3312,376
Average household size3.213.163.123.083.04
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings2,1592,2772,3462,4062,456
Dwelling occupancy rate97.2297.0696.9396.8896.74
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Guildford West - Woodpark - Smithfield was estimated to be 6,738 people. It is expected to increase by over 440 people to 7,178 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.63%. This is based on an increase of over 232 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.21 to 3.08 by 2026.

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