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City of Port PhillipPopulation forecast

City of Port Phillip

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Port Phillip is forecast to grow from 58,070 in 2016 to 99,238 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 1.96 to 1.89 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in City of Port Phillip. 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 Port PhillipForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population108,627119,379133,619146,318162,324176,816
Change in population (5yrs)--10,75214,24012,69916,00614,492
Average annual change--1.91%2.28%1.83%2.10%1.72%
Households53,88459,19367,00874,30383,31291,498
Average household size1.961.961.941.921.911.89
Population in non private dwellings2,9833,1473,4193,4593,4593,459
Dwellings58,07064,09673,07381,12790,78499,238
Dwelling occupancy rate92.7992.3591.7091.5991.7792.20
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Port Phillip was estimated to be 108,627 people. It is expected to increase by over 37,691 people to 146,318 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.02%. This is based on an increase of over 20,419 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.96 to 1.92 by 2026.

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