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The number of dwellings in the Northern Beaches Council is forecast to grow from 102,585 in 2016 to 116,679 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.67 to 2.62 by 2031.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Northern Beaches 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|
|Northern Beaches Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||9,059||10,546||11,426||11,958|
|Average annual change||--||0.67%||0.75%||0.79%||0.79%|
|Average household size||2.67||2.65||2.63||2.62||2.61|
|Population in non private dwellings||3,470||3,570||3,720||3,800||3,800|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||95.99||96.10||96.16||96.18||96.21|
In 2016, the total population of the Northern Beaches Council was estimated to be 266,344 people. It is expected to increase by over 31,031 people to 297,375 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.11%. This is based on an increase of over 13,753 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.67 to 2.62 by 2026.
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