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Golden Plains ShirePopulation forecast

Golden Plains Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Golden Plains Shire is forecast to grow from 8,393 in 2016 to 15,847 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.82 to 2.78 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Golden Plains 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
Golden Plains ShireForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--2,2761,9504,2595,7605,932
Average annual change--1.99%1.56%3.05%3.52%3.08%
Average household size2.822.782.742.752.772.78
Population in non private dwellings128128128204204280
Dwelling occupancy rate92.5194.9394.7194.8094.9795.13
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Golden Plains Shire was estimated to be 22,016 people. It is expected to increase by over 8,485 people to 30,501 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.31%. This is based on an increase of over 3,235 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.82 to 2.75 by 2026.

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