Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Inner West Council area

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Inner West Council area. 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
Inner West Council areaForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population192,021205,349216,917223,672230,667
Change in population (5yrs)--13,32811,5686,7546,995
Average annual change--1.35%1.10%0.62%0.62%
Households78,68383,83488,61891,67294,747
Average household size2.382.382.372.362.35
Population in non private dwellings4,9205,9656,6817,2327,865
Dwellings81,14286,63391,74495,01598,199
Dwelling occupancy rate96.9796.7796.5996.4896.48

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.35 2035 Average household size: 2.35 2034 Average household size: 2.35 2033 Average household size: 2.36 2032 Average household size: 2.36 2031 Average household size: 2.36 2030 Average household size: 2.36 2029 Average household size: 2.37 2028 Average household size: 2.37 2027 Average household size: 2.37 2026 Average household size: 2.37 2025 Average household size: 2.37 2024 Average household size: 2.38 2023 Average household size: 2.38 2022 Average household size: 2.38 2021 Average household size: 2.38 2020 Average household size: 2.38 2019 Average household size: 2.38 2018 Average household size: 2.38 2017 Average household size: 2.38 2016 Average household size: 2.38 2036 Average household size: 2.35 2035 Average household size: 2.35 2034 Average household size: 2.35 2033 Average household size: 2.36 2032 Average household size: 2.36 2031 Average household size: 2.36 2030 Average household size: 2.36 2029 Average household size: 2.37 2028 Average household size: 2.37 2027 Average household size: 2.37 2026 Average household size: 2.37 2025 Average household size: 2.37 2024 Average household size: 2.38 2023 Average household size: 2.38 2022 Average household size: 2.38 2021 Average household size: 2.38 2020 Average household size: 2.38 2019 Average household size: 2.38 2018 Average household size: 2.38 2017 Average household size: 2.38 2036 Households: 94,747 2035 Households: 94,134 2034 Households: 93,509 2033 Households: 92,890 2032 Households: 92,242 2031 Households: 91,668 2030 Households: 91,059 2029 Households: 90,515 2028 Households: 89,962 2027 Households: 89,363 2026 Households: 88,618 2025 Households: 87,736 2024 Households: 86,891 2023 Households: 85,849 2022 Households: 84,829 2021 Households: 83,830 2020 Households: 82,676 2019 Households: 81,548 2018 Households: 80,576 2017 Households: 79,657 2016 Households: 78,681 2036 Total population: 230,667 2035 Total population: 229,056 2034 Total population: 227,658 2033 Total population: 226,314 2032 Total population: 224,933 2031 Total population: 223,672 2030 Total population: 222,273 2029 Total population: 220,978 2028 Total population: 219,746 2027 Total population: 218,484 2026 Total population: 216,917 2025 Total population: 214,749 2024 Total population: 212,911 2023 Total population: 210,323 2022 Total population: 207,710 2021 Total population: 205,349 2020 Total population: 202,434 2019 Total population: 199,527 2018 Total population: 197,041 2017 Total population: 194,572 2016 Total population: 192,021
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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