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City of ParramattaPopulation forecast

City of Parramatta

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Parramatta is forecast to grow from 86,154 in 2016 to 153,290 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.78 to 2.65 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Parramatta. The period 2016 to 2036, 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
City of ParramattaForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population234,446279,471334,568393,732444,839487,731
Change in population (5yrs)--45,02555,09759,16451,10742,892
Average annual change--3.58%3.66%3.31%2.47%1.86%
Households81,99499,281122,222145,882166,633184,591
Average household size2.782.752.682.652.622.60
Population in non private dwellings6,6816,8947,0327,2377,4577,679
Dwellings86,154104,280128,433153,290175,138193,962
Dwelling occupancy rate95.1795.2195.1695.1795.1495.17
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Parramatta was estimated to be 234,446 people. It is expected to increase by over 159,286 people to 393,732 by 2036, at an average annual growth rate of 2.63%. This is based on an increase of over 63,888 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.78 to 2.65 by 2036.

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