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City of MaroondahPopulation forecast

City of Maroondah

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Maroondah is forecast to grow from 44,717 in 2016 to 60,162 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.60 to 2.47 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Maroondah. The period 2016 to 2031, 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 MaroondahForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--7,6307,0045,8955,4945,333
Average annual change--1.29%1.12%0.89%0.80%0.75%
Average household size2.602.562.532.502.482.47
Population in non private dwellings2,1632,1792,3192,4192,5692,569
Dwelling occupancy rate96.9096.8596.8496.8496.8496.84
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Maroondah was estimated to be 114,979 people. It is expected to increase by over 20,529 people to 135,508 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.10%. This is based on an increase of over 9,858 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.60 to 2.50 by 2031.

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