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Shire of DardanupPopulation forecast

Shire of Dardanup

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Shire of Dardanup is forecast to grow from 5,709 in 2016 to 9,611 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.65 to 2.60 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Shire of Dardanup. The period 2016 to 2031, 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
Shire of DardanupForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--5791,0181,9922,7483,369
Average annual change--0.79%1.33%2.38%2.89%3.06%
Average household size2.652.602.562.562.582.60
Population in non private dwellings200200250300350400
Dwelling occupancy rate93.8093.8494.0794.3294.5694.86
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Shire of Dardanup was estimated to be 14,390 people. It is expected to increase by over 3,590 people to 17,980 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.50%. This is based on an increase of over 1,552 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.65 to 2.56 by 2031.

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