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Rural West – Bellbrook

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Rural West – Bellbrook is forecast to grow from 1,282 in 2016 to 1,352 in 2036, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.36 to 2.38 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Rural West – Bellbrook. 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 West – BellbrookForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,5142,5742,5842,6302,704
Change in population (5yrs)--60104674
Average annual change--0.47%0.08%0.35%0.56%
Households1,0631,0741,0921,1121,135
Average household size2.362.392.362.362.38
Population in non private dwellings55555
Dwellings1,2821,2931,3091,3291,352
Dwelling occupancy rate82.9283.0683.4283.6783.95
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Rural West – Bellbrook was estimated to be 2,514 people. It is expected to increase by over 116 people to 2,630 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.45%. This is based on an increase of over 49 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.36 to 2.36 by 2026.

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