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Liverpool City CouncilPopulation forecast

Liverpool City Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Liverpool City Council is forecast to grow from 66,363 in 2016 to 131,771 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 3.26 to 3.03 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Liverpool City Council. 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
Liverpool City CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--30,58534,15342,33439,56627,775
Average annual change--2.73%2.67%2.89%2.36%1.50%
Average household size3.
Population in non private dwellings2,4872,9603,1933,3133,4333,433
Dwelling occupancy rate97.0596.6696.1695.8895.8495.89
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Liverpool City Council was estimated to be 212,232 people. It is expected to increase by over 107,072 people to 319,304 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.17%. This is based on an increase of over 37,514 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.26 to 3.10 by 2026.

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