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Mitchell ShirePopulation forecast

Mitchell Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Mitchell Shire is forecast to grow from 16,385 in 2016 to 60,283 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.69 to 2.97 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Mitchell Shire. 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
Mitchell ShireForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--7,17218,80927,59535,25940,199
Average annual change--3.22%6.72%7.07%6.49%5.51%
Average household size2.692.722.802.882.942.97
Population in non private dwellings827827827827827827
Dwelling occupancy rate93.0692.9993.6994.3394.7795.11
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Mitchell Shire was estimated to be 41,797 people. It is expected to increase by over 53,575 people to 95,372 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 8.60%. This is based on an increase of over 17,586 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.69 to 2.88 by 2026.

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