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Fairfield CityPopulation forecast

Fairfield City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Fairfield City is forecast to grow from 63,499 in 2016 to 78,797 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 3.29 to 3.17 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Fairfield City. 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
Fairfield CityForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population206,436218,610227,297235,887245,145
Change in population (5yrs)--12,1748,6878,5899,259
Average annual change--1.15%0.78%0.74%0.77%
Households62,36966,53169,97673,28576,629
Average household size3.293.253.223.193.17
Population in non private dwellings1,4302,1182,2782,4382,590
Dwellings63,49968,03971,80175,32778,797
Dwelling occupancy rate98.2297.7897.4697.2997.25
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Fairfield City was estimated to be 206,436 people. It is expected to increase by over 29,451 people to 235,887 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.34%. This is based on an increase of over 10,916 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.29 to 3.19 by 2026.

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