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Goulburn MulwareePopulation forecast

Goulburn (South East)

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Goulburn (South East) is forecast to grow from 1,208 in 2016 to 1,475 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.30 to 2.21 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Goulburn (South East). 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 (South East)Forecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population3,2483,4163,6103,7073,776
Change in population (5yrs)--1671949770
Average annual change--1.01%1.11%0.53%0.37%
Households1,1161,2061,3021,3641,409
Average household size2.302.272.252.212.19
Population in non private dwellings676681686689689
Dwellings1,2081,3061,4101,4751,524
Dwelling occupancy rate92.3892.3492.3492.4792.45
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Goulburn (South East) was estimated to be 3,248 people. It is expected to increase by over 459 people to 3,707 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.33%. This is based on an increase of over 248 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.30 to 2.21 by 2026.

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