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City of KnoxPopulation forecast

City of Knox

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Knox is forecast to grow from 59,484 in 2016 to 74,899 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.76 to 2.64 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Knox. 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
City of KnoxForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population160,345166,791172,915178,904185,406192,407
Change in population (5yrs)--6,4466,1245,9896,5017,001
Average annual change--0.79%0.72%0.68%0.72%0.74%
Households57,31060,63363,68866,50669,35672,179
Average household size2.762.712.682.662.642.64
Population in non private dwellings2,2112,2112,2112,2112,2112,211
Dwellings59,48462,92166,10269,01871,96974,899
Dwelling occupancy rate96.3596.3696.3596.3696.3796.37
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Knox was estimated to be 160,345 people. It is expected to increase by over 18,559 people to 178,904 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.10%. This is based on an increase of over 9,196 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.76 to 2.66 by 2026.

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