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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

Northern Rural

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Northern Rural is forecast to grow from 311 in 2016 to 456 in 2051, with the average household size falling from 2.86 to 2.53 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Northern Rural. 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
Northern RuralForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036204120462051
Population8378508769259751,0241,0751,134
Change in population (5yrs)--13265050495160
Average annual change--0.31%0.59%1.11%1.05%0.99%0.97%1.09%
Households291312332353374397419446
Average household size2.862.712.622.612.602.572.552.53
Population in non private dwellings44444444
Dwellings311331351371391411431456
Dwelling occupancy rate93.5794.2694.5995.1595.6596.5997.2297.81
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Northern Rural was estimated to be 837 people. It is expected to increase by over 88 people to 925 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.67%. This is based on an increase of over 62 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.86 to 2.61 by 2031.

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