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Rural City of Murray BridgePopulation forecast

Rural City of Murray Bridge

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the Rural City of Murray Bridge is forecast to grow from 9,683 in 2016 to 12,527 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.39 to 2.35 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Rural City of Murray Bridge. 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
Rural City of Murray BridgeForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population21,47722,32023,99925,48526,78928,143
Change in population (5yrs)--8431,6781,4861,3041,354
Average annual change--0.77%1.46%1.21%1.00%0.99%
Households8,7349,1849,87310,50511,05411,641
Average household size2.392.372.362.362.352.35
Population in non private dwellings588598668718758798
Dwellings9,68310,18010,73311,30611,90112,527
Dwelling occupancy rate90.2090.2291.9992.9292.8892.93
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the Rural City of Murray Bridge was estimated to be 21,477 people. It is expected to increase by over 4,008 people to 25,485 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.73%. This is based on an increase of over 1,771 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.39 to 2.36 by 2026.

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