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Eurobodalla Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Moruya Rural Hinterland

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Moruya Rural Hinterland is forecast to grow from 1,432 in 2016 to 1,579 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.34 to 2.30 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Moruya Rural Hinterland. 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
Moruya Rural HinterlandForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,8772,9132,9583,0293,115
Change in population (5yrs)--37457186
Average annual change--0.25%0.31%0.47%0.56%
Households1,2281,2591,2871,3221,355
Average household size2.342.312.302.292.30
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings1,4321,4661,5011,5391,579
Dwelling occupancy rate85.7585.8885.7485.9085.81
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Moruya Rural Hinterland was estimated to be 2,877 people. It is expected to increase by over 152 people to 3,029 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.52%. This is based on an increase of over 94 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.34 to 2.29 by 2026.

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