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City of Greater GeelongPopulation forecast

City of Greater Geelong

Non-private dwellings

6,972 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Greater Geelong in 2021.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
City of Greater GeelongYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
City of Greater Geelong6,4098,219+1,810+19+1,673
Armstrong Creek58358+2990+299
Barwon Heads - Connewarre - Breamlea2424000
Bell Park55000
Bell Post Hill77000
Clifton Springs00000
Drysdale - Bellarine103153+500+49
East Geelong3131000
Geelong - South Geelong - Drumcondra535753+2170+217
Geelong West - Manifold Heights1919000
Hamlyn Heights132132000
Herne Hill - Fyansford00000
Highton - Wandana Heights - Ceres135135000
Lovely Banks - Batesford - Moorabool00000
Marshall - Charlemont222222000
Mount Duneed090+900+90
Newcomb - Moolap9999000
Norlane - North Shore3838000
North Geelong - Rippleside533555+220+21
Ocean Grove177323+1460+145
Rural Bellarine Peninsula203204+100
Rural North6464000
St Albans Park166166000
St Leonards - Indented Head44000
Thomson - Breakwater3636000
Waurn Ponds705705000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2019.

Key findings

There were 6,409 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Greater Geelong in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in the City of Greater Geelong is expected to increase to 7,356 persons in 2026 and to 8,219 persons in 2041.

Between 2016 and 2026, Lara is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 399 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 75 years and over, which is predominantly aged care.

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