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Smithtown - Gladstone and District

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Smithtown - Gladstone and District is forecast to grow from 1,137 in 2016 to 1,157 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.37 to 2.27 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Smithtown - Gladstone and District. 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
Smithtown - Gladstone and DistrictForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)---646-320
Average annual change---0.58%0.05%-0.03%0.19%
Average household size2.372.
Population in non private dwellings2020202020
Dwelling occupancy rate81.5381.6181.5281.7781.85
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Smithtown - Gladstone and District was estimated to be 2,214 people. It is expected to decrease by over 61 people to 2,153 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of -0.28%. This is based on an increase of over 15 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.37 to 2.26 by 2026.

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