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Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Croydon is forecast to grow from 2,065 in 2016 to 2,679 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.65 to 2.68 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Croydon. 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
CroydonForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--7268774474
Average annual change--0.26%2.39%2.30%0.21%
Average household size2.652.652.682.692.68
Population in non private dwellings1616161616
Dwelling occupancy rate98.8497.8397.3897.4297.39
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Croydon was estimated to be 5,421 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,503 people to 6,924 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.48%. This is based on an increase of over 525 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.65 to 2.69 by 2026.

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