City of PerthPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Perth

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Perth. 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
City of PerthForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population26,95031,92836,29738,83441,341
Change in population (5yrs)--4,9784,3692,5372,507
Average annual change--3.45%2.60%1.36%1.26%
Households12,28214,86317,14918,62520,060
Average household size1.901.901.901.891.88
Population in non private dwellings3,6543,6543,6543,6543,654
Dwellings14,84718,30721,53423,52825,468
Dwelling occupancy rate82.7281.1979.6479.1678.77

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 1.88 2035 Average household size: 1.88 2034 Average household size: 1.88 2033 Average household size: 1.88 2032 Average household size: 1.89 2031 Average household size: 1.89 2030 Average household size: 1.89 2029 Average household size: 1.89 2028 Average household size: 1.90 2027 Average household size: 1.90 2026 Average household size: 1.90 2025 Average household size: 1.90 2024 Average household size: 1.90 2023 Average household size: 1.90 2022 Average household size: 1.90 2021 Average household size: 1.90 2020 Average household size: 1.90 2019 Average household size: 1.90 2018 Average household size: 1.90 2017 Average household size: 1.91 2016 Average household size: 1.90 2036 Average household size: 1.88 2035 Average household size: 1.88 2034 Average household size: 1.88 2033 Average household size: 1.88 2032 Average household size: 1.89 2031 Average household size: 1.89 2030 Average household size: 1.89 2029 Average household size: 1.89 2028 Average household size: 1.90 2027 Average household size: 1.90 2026 Average household size: 1.90 2025 Average household size: 1.90 2024 Average household size: 1.90 2023 Average household size: 1.90 2022 Average household size: 1.90 2021 Average household size: 1.90 2020 Average household size: 1.90 2019 Average household size: 1.90 2018 Average household size: 1.90 2017 Average household size: 1.91 2036 Households: 20,060 2035 Households: 19,768 2034 Households: 19,477 2033 Households: 19,191 2032 Households: 18,907 2031 Households: 18,624 2030 Households: 18,346 2029 Households: 18,039 2028 Households: 17,723 2027 Households: 17,438 2026 Households: 17,148 2025 Households: 16,852 2024 Households: 16,414 2023 Households: 15,973 2022 Households: 15,506 2021 Households: 14,863 2020 Households: 14,239 2019 Households: 13,654 2018 Households: 13,028 2017 Households: 12,646 2016 Households: 12,281 2036 Total population: 41,341 2035 Total population: 40,828 2034 Total population: 40,317 2033 Total population: 39,818 2032 Total population: 39,325 2031 Total population: 38,834 2030 Total population: 38,356 2029 Total population: 37,821 2028 Total population: 37,275 2027 Total population: 36,788 2026 Total population: 36,297 2025 Total population: 35,741 2024 Total population: 34,904 2023 Total population: 34,070 2022 Total population: 33,180 2021 Total population: 31,928 2020 Total population: 30,715 2019 Total population: 29,627 2018 Total population: 28,447 2017 Total population: 27,745 2016 Total population: 26,950
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.
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