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The number of dwellings in Murray Shire Council is forecast to grow from 7,935 in 2016 to 16,162 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.47 to 2.56 by 2031.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Murray Shire 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|
|Murray Shire Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||3,065||5,526||11,680||18,624||24,801|
|Average annual change||--||3.36%||4.97%||7.79%||8.43%||7.61%|
|Average household size||2.47||2.49||2.52||2.56||2.61||2.63|
|Population in non private dwellings||55||110||160||260||310||410|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||86.97||87.31||88.08||89.64||91.15||92.19|
In 2016, the total population of Murray Shire Council was estimated to be 17,085 people. It is expected to increase by over 20,271 people to 37,356 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 8.14%. This is based on an increase of over 7,586 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.47 to 2.56 by 2026.
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