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Northern Beaches CouncilPopulation forecast

Newport

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Newport is forecast to grow from 3,921 in 2016 to 4,065 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.60 to 2.55 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Newport. 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
NewportForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population9,85410,01210,02710,03310,066
Change in population (5yrs)--15815533
Average annual change--0.32%0.03%0.01%0.07%
Households3,7913,8583,8903,9203,946
Average household size2.602.602.582.562.55
Population in non private dwellings00000
Dwellings3,9213,9734,0074,0384,065
Dwelling occupancy rate96.6897.1197.0897.0897.07
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Newport was estimated to be 9,854 people. It is expected to increase by over 179 people to 10,033 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.18%. This is based on an increase of over 129 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.60 to 2.56 by 2026.

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