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Caroline Springs

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Caroline Springs is forecast to grow from 8,048 in 2016 to 8,715 in 2051, with the average household size falling from 3.24 to 2.88 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Caroline Springs. 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
Caroline SpringsForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036204120462051
Population25,50525,90325,65124,97524,58724,37824,27524,185
Change in population (5yrs)--398-252-676-388-209-103-91
Average annual change--0.31%-0.20%-0.53%-0.31%-0.17%-0.08%-0.07%
Households7,8578,1458,3368,3358,3408,3508,3668,386
Average household size3.243.173.072.992.942.912.902.88
Population in non private dwellings5353535353535353
Dwellings8,0488,3608,5758,5928,6148,6418,6758,715
Dwelling occupancy rate97.6397.4397.2197.0196.8296.6396.4496.22
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Caroline Springs was estimated to be 25,505 people. It is expected to decrease by over 530 people to 24,975 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of -0.14%. This is based on an increase of over 478 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.24 to 2.99 by 2031.

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