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Northern Beaches CouncilPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Forestville is forecast to grow from 3,067 in 2016 to 3,530 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.87 to 2.76 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Forestville. 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
ForestvilleForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--284340312312
Average annual change--0.64%0.74%0.66%0.64%
Average household size2.872.822.792.762.73
Population in non private dwellings8292107115115
Dwelling occupancy rate98.0898.1798.1798.1398.15
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Forestville was estimated to be 8,729 people. It is expected to increase by over 936 people to 9,665 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.02%. This is based on an increase of over 456 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.87 to 2.76 by 2026.

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