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City of MonashPopulation forecast

City of Monash

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Monash is forecast to grow from 70,952 in 2016 to 84,386 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.75 to 2.72 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Monash. 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
City of MonashForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population192,850203,501216,864227,168238,054249,287
Change in population (5yrs)--10,65113,36310,30510,88611,232
Average annual change--1.08%1.28%0.93%0.94%0.93%
Households68,17572,01676,93581,00585,31989,625
Average household size2.752.742.732.722.712.70
Population in non private dwellings5,5716,1576,5696,7977,0427,330
Dwellings70,95274,96980,11584,38688,90493,408
Dwelling occupancy rate96.0996.0696.0395.9995.9795.95
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Monash was estimated to be 192,850 people. It is expected to increase by over 34,318 people to 227,168 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.10%. This is based on an increase of over 12,830 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.75 to 2.72 by 2031.

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