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Hume CityPopulation forecast

Hume City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Hume City is forecast to grow from 68,145 in 2016 to 106,973 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 3.12 to 3.04 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Hume City. 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
Hume CityForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population207,830248,915284,307316,694345,942372,627
Change in population (5yrs)--41,08635,39232,38729,24826,685
Average annual change--3.67%2.69%2.18%1.78%1.50%
Households66,15079,71191,957103,499114,309124,381
Average household size3.123.113.073.043.012.98
Population in non private dwellings1,1131,2781,6531,8002,0772,077
Dwellings68,14582,33095,059106,973118,071128,434
Dwelling occupancy rate97.0796.8296.7496.7596.8196.84
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Hume City was estimated to be 207,830 people. It is expected to increase by over 108,864 people to 316,694 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.30%. This is based on an increase of over 37,349 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.12 to 3.04 by 2026.

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