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City of FremantlePopulation forecast

South Fremantle

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in South Fremantle is forecast to grow from 1,649 in 2016 to 1,910 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.19 to 2.25 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in South 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
South FremantleForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population3,2493,4083,6143,8803,950
Change in population (5yrs)--15920626670
Average annual change--0.96%1.18%1.43%0.36%
Households1,4621,5121,5881,6961,733
Average household size2.192.222.242.262.25
Population in non private dwellings5353535353
Dwellings1,6491,6941,7691,8801,910
Dwelling occupancy rate88.6689.2689.7790.2190.73
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of South Fremantle was estimated to be 3,249 people. It is expected to increase by over 631 people to 3,880 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.79%. This is based on an increase of over 234 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.19 to 2.26 by 2026.

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