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Mount Barker District CouncilPopulation forecast

Mount Barker District Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Mount Barker District Council is forecast to grow from 13,723 in 2016 to 23,337 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.59 to 2.58 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Mount Barker District Council. 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
Mount Barker District CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--4,7145,8676,1016,220
Average annual change--2.64%2.88%2.61%2.35%
Average household size2.592.582.582.582.58
Population in non private dwellings325339339399399
Dwelling occupancy rate94.0993.9193.8093.6893.64
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the Mount Barker District Council was estimated to be 33,809 people. It is expected to increase by over 16,681 people to 50,490 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 4.09%. This is based on an increase of over 6,540 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.59 to 2.58 by 2026.

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