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City of PlayfordPopulation forecast

City of Playford

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Playford is forecast to grow from 36,637 in 2016 to 52,217 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.59 to 2.60 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Playford. 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 PlayfordForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--10,08210,78410,3319,858
Average annual change--2.13%2.05%1.79%1.57%
Average household size2.592.612.612.612.60
Population in non private dwellings7508891,1001,2581,433
Dwelling occupancy rate94.7595.2695.6495.8696.07
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Playford was estimated to be 90,671 people. It is expected to increase by over 31,197 people to 121,868 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.00%. This is based on an increase of over 11,552 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.59 to 2.61 by 2026.

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