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Diggers Rest

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Diggers Rest is forecast to grow from 1,008 in 2016 to 6,016 in 2051, with the average household size rising from 2.50 to 2.49 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Diggers Rest. 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
Diggers RestForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036204120462051
Population2,4524,6846,7899,13712,14713,89214,63214,766
Change in population (5yrs)--2,2322,1052,3493,0101,744740134
Average annual change--13.82%7.70%6.12%5.86%2.72%1.04%0.18%
Households9801,7852,5573,4784,6665,4315,8015,932
Average household size2.502.622.652.632.602.562.522.49
Population in non private dwellings00000000
Dwellings1,0081,8322,6203,5574,7615,5315,8966,016
Dwelling occupancy rate97.2297.4397.6097.7898.0098.1998.3998.60
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Diggers Rest was estimated to be 2,452 people. It is expected to increase by over 6,685 people to 9,137 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 9.17%. This is based on an increase of over 2,498 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.50 to 2.63 by 2031.

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