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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

Southern Rural

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Southern Rural is forecast to grow from 95 in 2016 to 147 in 2051, with the average household size falling from 3.09 to 2.72 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Southern 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
Southern RuralForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036204120462051
Population278278294308327343363381
Change in population (5yrs)--0161518172018
Average annual change---0.03%1.14%0.97%1.15%1.00%1.13%0.95%
Households9096103112119125133140
Average household size3.092.892.852.752.742.752.732.72
Population in non private dwellings00000000
Dwellings95102110117125132140147
Dwelling occupancy rate94.7494.1293.6495.7395.2094.7095.0095.24
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Southern Rural was estimated to be 278 people. It is expected to increase by over 30 people to 308 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.69%. This is based on an increase of over 22 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.09 to 2.75 by 2031.

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