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Liverpool City CouncilPopulation forecast

Liverpool

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Liverpool is forecast to grow from 10,132 in 2016 to 19,423 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.83 to 2.75 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Liverpool. 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
LiverpoolForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population28,59738,41344,80147,78450,27752,822
Change in population (5yrs)--9,8156,3892,9832,4922,546
Average annual change--6.08%3.12%1.30%1.02%0.99%
Households9,90513,25915,63716,84817,91418,988
Average household size2.832.852.832.802.772.75
Population in non private dwellings605605605605605605
Dwellings10,13213,56315,99317,23318,32319,423
Dwelling occupancy rate97.7697.7697.7797.7797.7797.76
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Liverpool was estimated to be 28,597 people. It is expected to increase by over 19,187 people to 47,784 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 5.27%. This is based on an increase of over 6,943 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.83 to 2.80 by 2026.

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