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Glenelg ShirePopulation forecast

Casterton

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Casterton is forecast to grow from 925 in 2016 to 965 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.02 to 2.05 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Casterton. 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
CastertonForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population1,6741,7031,7151,7341,744
Change in population (5yrs)--29121910
Average annual change--0.34%0.15%0.22%0.12%
Households794801808814820
Average household size2.022.042.042.052.05
Population in non private dwellings6767676767
Dwellings925935945955965
Dwelling occupancy rate85.8485.6785.5085.2484.97
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Casterton was estimated to be 1,674 people. It is expected to increase by over 60 people to 1,734 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.35%. This is based on an increase of over 20 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.02 to 2.05 by 2026.

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