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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

City of Melton

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Melton is forecast to grow from 47,036 in 2016 to 151,609 in 2051, with the average household size rising from 3.08 to 3.02 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of 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
City of MeltonForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036204120462051
Population141,420185,471223,021264,651313,951365,220412,348448,053
Change in population (5yrs)--44,05137,54941,63049,30051,26947,12835,705
Average annual change--5.57%3.76%3.48%3.48%3.07%2.46%1.67%
Households45,33958,59770,68984,511101,067118,255134,047146,637
Average household size3.083.113.113.093.073.053.043.02
Population in non private dwellings1,7432,9613,2873,6003,9544,3644,9305,220
Dwellings47,03660,70073,14087,409104,495122,274138,595151,609
Dwelling occupancy rate96.3996.5496.6596.6896.7296.7196.7296.72
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Melton was estimated to be 141,420 people. It is expected to increase by over 123,231 people to 264,651 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 4.27%. This is based on an increase of over 39,172 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 3.08 to 3.09 by 2031.

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