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Rural Young - West

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Rural Young - West is forecast to grow from 629 in 2016 to 679 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.72 to 2.40 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Rural Young - West. 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
Rural Young - WestForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population1,3031,2601,2361,2281,226
Change in population (5yrs)---43-24-8-2
Average annual change---0.67%-0.39%-0.13%-0.03%
Households479487492501510
Average household size2.722.592.512.452.40
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings629639649664679
Dwelling occupancy rate76.1576.2175.8175.4575.11
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Rural Young - West was estimated to be 1,303 people. It is expected to decrease by over 75 people to 1,228 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of -0.59%. This is based on an increase of over 22 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.72 to 2.45 by 2026.

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