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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 71,154 in 2051, with the average household size falling from 2.50 to 2.41 by 2051.

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
Change in population (5yrs)--10,51111,62113,16210,64711,23010,27310,251
Average annual change--2.31%2.28%2.30%1.68%1.64%1.39%1.29%
Average household size2.502.512.482.462.452.432.422.41
Population in non private dwellings1,2841,3101,4481,5231,6851,8622,0532,053
Dwelling occupancy rate95.3295.1094.8494.8294.8294.8194.8094.80
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), January 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Maribyrnong was estimated to be 86,942 people. It is expected to increase by over 35,294 people to 122,236 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.47%. This is based on an increase of over 14,843 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.50 to 2.46 by 2026.

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