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Glenelg ShirePopulation forecast

Glenelg Shire

Non-private dwellings

324 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Glenelg Shire 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
Glenelg ShireYearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Glenelg Shire324444+1200+120
Glenelg Rural33000
Portland (Central)98178+800+80
Portland (South)112152+400+40
Portland Surrounds00000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

There were 324 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Glenelg Shire in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Glenelg Shire is expected to increase to 364 persons in 2026 and to 444 persons in 2036.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Glenelg Shire's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Glenelg Shire is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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