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Liverpool City CouncilPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Austral is forecast to grow from 1,028 in 2016 to 22,768 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.94 to 3.22 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Austral. 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
AustralForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--6,34121,42821,70211,7404,728
Average annual change--24.89%26.72%11.23%4.11%1.43%
Average household size2.943.343.463.413.313.22
Population in non private dwellings261441501561621621
Dwelling occupancy rate94.3693.5892.7292.4292.9193.41
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Austral was estimated to be 3,110 people. It is expected to increase by over 49,471 people to 52,581 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 32.68%. This is based on an increase of over 14,302 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.94 to 3.41 by 2026.

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