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City of MeltonPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Melton is forecast to grow from 3,509 in 2016 to 6,419 in 2051, with the average household size rising from 2.49 to 2.45 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Melton. 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
MeltonForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--4052807321,6681,3991,372766
Average annual change--0.95%0.63%1.57%3.20%2.33%2.05%1.05%
Average household size2.492.542.532.512.512.502.482.45
Population in non private dwellings3636363636363636
Dwelling occupancy rate95.1695.1895.1795.1795.1695.1895.1695.19
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Melton was estimated to be 8,366 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,417 people to 9,783 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.05%. This is based on an increase of over 545 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.49 to 2.51 by 2031.

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