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Northern Beaches CouncilPopulation forecast

Palm Beach - Whale Beach

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Palm Beach - Whale Beach is forecast to grow from 1,464 in 2016 to 1,489 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.16 to 2.30 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Palm Beach - Whale Beach. 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.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Palm Beach - Whale Beach was estimated to be 2,062 people. It is expected to increase by over 136 people to 2,198 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.64%. This is based on an increase of over 14 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.16 to 2.27 by 2026.

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