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Glenelg ShirePopulation forecast

Glenelg Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Glenelg Shire is forecast to grow from 10,046 in 2016 to 11,238 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.25 to 2.14 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Glenelg Shire. 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
Glenelg ShireForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population19,72319,85920,19220,55120,989
Change in population (5yrs)--136334359438
Average annual change--0.14%0.33%0.35%0.42%
Households8,6038,8289,0889,3349,585
Average household size2.252.212.182.162.14
Population in non private dwellings324324364404444
Dwellings10,04610,31510,63010,93811,238
Dwelling occupancy rate85.6485.5885.4985.3485.29
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Glenelg Shire was estimated to be 19,723 people. It is expected to increase by over 828 people to 20,551 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.41%. This is based on an increase of over 731 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.25 to 2.16 by 2026.

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