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Captains Flat - Hoskinstown - Primrose Valley - Rural East

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Captains Flat - Hoskinstown - Primrose Valley - Rural East is forecast to grow from 2,192 in 2016 to 2,411 in 2036, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.38 to 2.39 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Captains Flat - Hoskinstown - Primrose Valley - Rural East. 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
Captains Flat - Hoskinstown - Primrose Valley - Rural EastForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population3,9954,1634,2924,4294,592
Change in population (5yrs)--168129137162
Average annual change--0.83%0.61%0.63%0.72%
Households1,6771,7351,7931,8561,916
Average household size2.382.402.392.382.39
Population in non private dwellings33333
Dwellings2,1922,2462,3012,3562,411
Dwelling occupancy rate76.5177.2577.9278.7879.47
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Captains Flat - Hoskinstown - Primrose Valley - Rural East was estimated to be 3,995 people. It is expected to increase by over 434 people to 4,429 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.04%. This is based on an increase of over 179 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.38 to 2.38 by 2026.

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