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Preston (East)

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Preston (East) is forecast to grow from 7,658 in 2016 to 14,336 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.50 to 2.44 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Preston (East). 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
Preston (East)Forecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population18,80822,20325,05228,36231,31034,278
Change in population (5yrs)--3,3962,8493,3092,9492,968
Average annual change--3.38%2.44%2.51%2.00%1.83%
Households7,2698,5109,61311,06012,33713,712
Average household size2.502.542.542.512.482.44
Population in non private dwellings605605605605759759
Dwellings7,6588,94810,09011,57912,89414,336
Dwelling occupancy rate94.9295.1195.2795.5295.6895.65
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Preston (East) was estimated to be 18,808 people. It is expected to increase by over 9,554 people to 28,362 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.19%. This is based on an increase of over 3,791 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.50 to 2.51 by 2026.

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