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City of GosnellsPopulation forecast

City of Gosnells

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Gosnells is forecast to grow from 44,888 in 2016 to 63,957 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.82 to 2.78 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Gosnells. 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
City of GosnellsForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--13,49812,02611,49110,905
Average annual change--2.12%1.71%1.51%1.33%
Average household size2.822.832.812.802.78
Population in non private dwellings1,3491,4611,5361,6481,700
Dwelling occupancy rate95.5895.0594.7594.6294.67
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), August 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Gosnells was estimated to be 122,128 people. It is expected to increase by over 37,016 people to 159,144 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.68%. This is based on an increase of over 13,407 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.82 to 2.80 by 2026.

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