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Hornsby Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Beecroft - Cheltenham

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Beecroft - Cheltenham is forecast to grow from 2,948 in 2016 to 3,727 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 3.13 to 3.04 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Beecroft - Cheltenham. 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
Beecroft - CheltenhamForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population9,14710,34110,68211,03911,182
Change in population (5yrs)--1,194340357143
Average annual change--2.49%0.65%0.66%0.26%
Households2,8463,2513,3863,5253,597
Average household size3.133.113.093.073.04
Population in non private dwellings232232232232232
Dwellings2,9483,3693,5083,6523,727
Dwelling occupancy rate96.5496.5096.5296.5296.51
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Beecroft - Cheltenham was estimated to be 9,147 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,892 people to 11,039 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.90%. This is based on an increase of over 679 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.13 to 3.07 by 2026.

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