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Drysdale - Bellarine

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Drysdale - Bellarine is forecast to grow from 1,946 in 2016 to 3,423 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.54 to 2.49 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Drysdale - Bellarine. 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
Drysdale - BellarineForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population4,5735,7086,1916,8597,4767,989
Change in population (5yrs)--1,135483669617513
Average annual change--4.53%1.64%2.07%1.74%1.34%
Households1,7612,1792,3972,6692,9243,145
Average household size2.542.572.532.522.502.49
Population in non private dwellings103118131142153153
Dwellings1,9462,3892,6102,9053,1843,423
Dwelling occupancy rate90.4991.2191.8491.8891.8391.88
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Drysdale - Bellarine was estimated to be 4,573 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,286 people to 6,859 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.14%. This is based on an increase of over 908 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.54 to 2.52 by 2026.

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