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City of MelvillePopulation forecast

City of Melville

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Melville is forecast to grow from 41,785 in 2016 to 51,856 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.55 to 2.49 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Melville. The period 2016 to 2026, 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 MelvilleForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--6,8096,1265,7735,658
Average annual change--1.30%1.10%0.98%0.92%
Average household size2.552.552.532.512.49
Population in non private dwellings1,5381,6881,8481,9882,088
Dwelling occupancy rate94.4795.1295.8596.2996.43
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Melville was estimated to be 102,389 people. It is expected to increase by over 18,708 people to 121,097 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.69%. This is based on an increase of over 8,072 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.55 to 2.51 by 2026.

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