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Georges River CouncilPopulation forecast

Georges River Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Georges River Council is forecast to grow from 54,491 in 2016 to 68,305 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.88 to 2.79 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Georges River Council. 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
Georges River CouncilForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population153,450162,794170,524177,933185,346
Change in population (5yrs)--9,3447,7307,4097,412
Average annual change--1.19%0.93%0.85%0.82%
Households52,80256,66559,78662,72565,673
Average household size2.882.842.822.802.79
Population in non private dwellings1,4661,8531,9832,0782,125
Dwellings54,49158,92062,18865,24568,305
Dwelling occupancy rate96.9096.1796.1496.1496.15
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Georges River Council was estimated to be 153,450 people. It is expected to increase by over 24,483 people to 177,933 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.49%. This is based on an increase of over 9,923 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.88 to 2.80 by 2026.

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