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Goulburn MulwareePopulation forecast

Goulburn Mulwaree

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Goulburn Mulwaree is forecast to grow from 13,739 in 2016 to 17,098 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.37 to 2.33 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Goulburn Mulwaree. 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
Goulburn MulwareeForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population30,15832,16733,86335,56737,202
Change in population (5yrs)--2,0091,6961,7041,635
Average annual change--1.30%1.03%0.99%0.90%
Households12,23513,11413,89814,66815,405
Average household size2.372.362.352.342.33
Population in non private dwellings1,2001,2051,2101,2731,303
Dwellings13,73914,65915,48516,29617,098
Dwelling occupancy rate89.0589.4689.7590.0190.10
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Goulburn Mulwaree was estimated to be 30,158 people. It is expected to increase by over 5,409 people to 35,567 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.66%. This is based on an increase of over 2,433 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.37 to 2.34 by 2026.

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