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Prestons

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Prestons is forecast to grow from 4,282 in 2016 to 4,451 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 3.79 to 3.09 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Prestons. 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
PrestonsForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population15,89514,52713,40813,37813,33813,365
Change in population (5yrs)---1,368-1,118-31-4028
Average annual change---1.78%-1.59%-0.05%-0.06%0.04%
Households4,1644,1624,1854,2344,2574,282
Average household size3.793.463.173.133.103.09
Population in non private dwellings131131131131131131
Dwellings4,2824,3034,3514,3994,4244,451
Dwelling occupancy rate97.2496.7296.1896.2596.2396.20
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Prestons was estimated to be 15,895 people. It is expected to decrease by over 2,517 people to 13,378 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of -1.71%. This is based on an increase of over 70 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.79 to 3.13 by 2026.

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