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Latrobe City CouncilPopulation forecast

Latrobe City Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Latrobe City Council is forecast to grow from 34,297 in 2016 to 41,783 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.31 to 2.27 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Latrobe City Council. The period 2016 to 2031, 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
Latrobe City CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--2,6952,8853,0902,9872,927
Average annual change--0.71%0.74%0.76%0.71%0.67%
Average household size2.312.302.
Population in non private dwellings1,4981,4981,4981,4981,4981,498
Dwelling occupancy rate92.2192.2792.3392.3892.4092.44
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Latrobe City Council was estimated to be 74,627 people. It is expected to increase by over 8,670 people to 83,297 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.74%. This is based on an increase of over 4,218 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.31 to 2.28 by 2031.

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