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City of MaribyrnongPopulation forecast

City of Maribyrnong

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Maribyrnong is forecast to grow from 35,919 in 2016 to 55,555 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.50 to 2.43 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in City of Maribyrnong. 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
City of MaribyrnongForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population87,35599,788116,382131,454144,899156,794
Change in population (5yrs)--12,43316,59315,07213,44511,895
Average annual change--2.70%3.12%2.47%1.97%1.59%
Households34,45939,62846,80053,26759,11264,491
Average household size2.502.482.452.432.412.40
Population in non private dwellings1,2821,4571,6131,8752,2022,231
Dwellings35,91941,31248,81755,55561,65167,272
Dwelling occupancy rate95.9495.9295.8795.8895.8895.87
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Maribyrnong was estimated to be 87,355 people. It is expected to increase by over 44,099 people to 131,454 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.17%. This is based on an increase of over 18,808 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.50 to 2.43 by 2026.

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