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The number of dwellings in Melton Growth Areas is forecast to grow from 2,933 in 2016 to 93,610 in 2051, with the average household size rising from 2.92 to 3.16 by 2051.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Melton Growth Areas. 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|
|Melton Growth Areas||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||26,226||42,991||45,498||42,319||44,535||40,153||39,288|
|Average annual change||--||30.54%||17.15%||9.56%||6.04%||4.86%||3.55%||2.95%|
|Average household size||2.92||3.18||3.22||3.23||3.21||3.19||3.16||3.16|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,188||2,266||2,436||2,646||3,000||3,380||3,818||4,078|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||95.74||96.79||97.06||97.11||97.07||97.00||96.97||96.94|
In 2016, the total population of Melton Growth Areas was estimated to be 9,399 people. It is expected to increase by over 114,715 people to 124,114 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 18.77%. This is based on an increase of over 34,835 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.92 to 3.23 by 2031.
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