City of Monash
Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in the City of Monash is forecast to grow from 71,312 in 2016 to 76,912 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.73 to 2.68 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Monash. 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 Monash||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||6,493||5,394||5,186||4,726|
|Average annual change||--||0.66%||0.54%||0.50%||0.45%|
|Average household size||2.73||2.69||2.68||2.66||2.65|
|Population in non private dwellings||4,659||4,919||4,991||5,048||5,118|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||96.84||96.94||97.08||97.22||97.38|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, September 2017.
In 2016, the total population of the City of Monash was estimated to be 192,850 people. It is expected to increase by over 11,800 people to 204,737 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.60%. This is based on an increase of over 7,900 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.73 to 2.68 by 2026.