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The number of dwellings in the City of Newcastle is forecast to grow from 69,245 in 2016 to 81,733 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.38 to 2.37 by 2031.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Newcastle. 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 Newcastle||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||10,388||9,266||7,427||7,043||7,007|
|Average annual change||--||1.26%||1.06%||0.81%||0.74%||0.71%|
|Average household size||2.38||2.39||2.38||2.37||2.36||2.35|
|Population in non private dwellings||5,038||5,312||5,387||5,462||5,557||5,632|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||94.41||94.22||94.31||94.32||94.28||94.23|
In 2016, the total population of the City of Newcastle was estimated to be 160,919 people. It is expected to increase by over 27,081 people to 188,000 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.57%. This is based on an increase of over 11,710 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.38 to 2.37 by 2026.
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