Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Mitchell Shire is forecast to grow from 16,460 in 2016 to 29,646 in 2026, with the average household size rising from 2.67 to 2.75 by 2026.
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 Shire||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||9,745||12,093||14,367||13,990|
|Average annual change||--||4.30%||4.32%||4.17%||3.36%|
|Average household size||2.67||2.70||2.73||2.75||2.76|
|Population in non private dwellings||689||689||779||899||929|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||93.07||93.59||93.99||94.28||94.46|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, November 2017.
In 2016, the total population of Mitchell Shire was estimated to be 41,635 people. It is expected to increase by over 21,800 people to 63,473 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.31%. This is based on an increase of over 12,600 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.67 to 2.75 by 2026.