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Young North

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Young North is forecast to grow from 2,215 in 2016 to 2,603 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.50 to 2.35 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Young North. 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
Young NorthForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population5,0915,1515,2675,4365,644
Change in population (5yrs)--60116169208
Average annual change--0.23%0.45%0.63%0.75%
Households2,0372,1182,2042,2992,395
Average household size2.502.432.392.362.35
Population in non private dwellings44444
Dwellings2,2152,3022,3952,4982,603
Dwelling occupancy rate91.9692.0192.0392.0392.01
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Young North was estimated to be 5,091 people. It is expected to increase by over 345 people to 5,436 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.66%. This is based on an increase of over 262 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.50 to 2.36 by 2026.

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