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City of FremantlePopulation forecast

City of Fremantle

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Fremantle is forecast to grow from 14,689 in 2016 to 20,747 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.22 to 2.21 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Fremantle. 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
City of FremantleForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--4,2723,1422,4951,960
Average annual change--2.65%1.74%1.28%0.95%
Average household size2.
Population in non private dwellings791832832832832
Dwelling occupancy rate91.4191.2291.0490.9390.90
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Fremantle was estimated to be 30,572 people. It is expected to increase by over 9,909 people to 40,481 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.85%. This is based on an increase of over 4,408 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.22 to 2.22 by 2026.

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