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Palm Beach - Whale Beach

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the Northern Beaches Council area. 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
Palm Beach - Whale BeachForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,0622,0992,1542,1982,230
Change in population (5yrs)--37554432
Average annual change--0.35%0.52%0.40%0.29%
Households950955959964967
Average household size2.162.192.242.272.30
Population in non private dwellings99999
Dwellings1,4641,4721,4791,4861,489
Dwelling occupancy rate64.8964.8864.8464.8764.94

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.30 2035 Average household size: 2.29 2034 Average household size: 2.29 2033 Average household size: 2.28 2032 Average household size: 2.28 2031 Average household size: 2.27 2030 Average household size: 2.26 2029 Average household size: 2.26 2028 Average household size: 2.25 2027 Average household size: 2.24 2026 Average household size: 2.24 2025 Average household size: 2.23 2024 Average household size: 2.22 2023 Average household size: 2.20 2022 Average household size: 2.19 2021 Average household size: 2.19 2020 Average household size: 2.18 2019 Average household size: 2.18 2018 Average household size: 2.17 2017 Average household size: 2.17 2016 Average household size: 2.16 2036 Average household size: 2.30 2035 Average household size: 2.29 2034 Average household size: 2.29 2033 Average household size: 2.28 2032 Average household size: 2.28 2031 Average household size: 2.27 2030 Average household size: 2.26 2029 Average household size: 2.26 2028 Average household size: 2.25 2027 Average household size: 2.24 2026 Average household size: 2.24 2025 Average household size: 2.23 2024 Average household size: 2.22 2023 Average household size: 2.20 2022 Average household size: 2.19 2021 Average household size: 2.19 2020 Average household size: 2.18 2019 Average household size: 2.18 2018 Average household size: 2.17 2017 Average household size: 2.17 2036 Households: 966 2035 Households: 966 2034 Households: 965 2033 Households: 965 2032 Households: 964 2031 Households: 964 2030 Households: 963 2029 Households: 962 2028 Households: 961 2027 Households: 961 2026 Households: 959 2025 Households: 959 2024 Households: 957 2023 Households: 957 2022 Households: 956 2021 Households: 955 2020 Households: 954 2019 Households: 953 2018 Households: 952 2017 Households: 952 2016 Households: 950 2036 Total population: 2,230 2035 Total population: 2,225 2034 Total population: 2,218 2033 Total population: 2,212 2032 Total population: 2,205 2031 Total population: 2,198 2030 Total population: 2,189 2029 Total population: 2,179 2028 Total population: 2,174 2027 Total population: 2,162 2026 Total population: 2,154 2025 Total population: 2,144 2024 Total population: 2,130 2023 Total population: 2,112 2022 Total population: 2,104 2021 Total population: 2,099 2020 Total population: 2,086 2019 Total population: 2,082 2018 Total population: 2,075 2017 Total population: 2,073 2016 Total population: 2,062
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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