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City of PerthPopulation forecast

City of Perth

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Perth is forecast to grow from 14,847 in 2016 to 28,319 in 2041, with the average household size remaining stable from 1.90 to 1.89 by 2041.

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
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population26,95032,86735,75339,41843,01849,107
Change in population (5yrs)--5,9182,8863,6643,6016,089
Average annual change--4.05%1.70%1.97%1.76%2.68%
Households12,28214,54915,70717,70319,67022,913
Average household size1.901.911.911.901.891.89
Population in non private dwellings3,6545,1135,8135,8135,8135,813
Dwellings14,84718,01319,98322,34924,53828,319
Dwelling occupancy rate82.7280.7778.6079.2180.1680.91
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 Perth was estimated to be 26,950 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,468 people to 39,418 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.88%. This is based on an increase of over 5,421 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 1.90 to 1.90 by 2026.

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