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Cumberland CouncilPopulation forecast

Lidcombe (South) - Rookwood

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Lidcombe (South) - Rookwood is forecast to grow from 3,095 in 2016 to 4,144 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 3.24 to 3.13 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Lidcombe (South) - Rookwood. 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
Lidcombe (South) - RookwoodForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population9,96311,63212,15312,83313,565
Change in population (5yrs)--1,669521680732
Average annual change--3.15%0.88%1.10%1.12%
Households3,0583,5923,7994,0584,339
Average household size3.243.203.173.133.10
Population in non private dwellings60122122122122
Dwellings3,0953,6493,8694,1444,444
Dwelling occupancy rate98.8098.4498.1997.9297.64
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Lidcombe (South) - Rookwood was estimated to be 9,963 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,870 people to 12,833 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.56%. This is based on an increase of over 1,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.24 to 3.13 by 2026.

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