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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is forecast to grow from 24,123 in 2016 to 36,065 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.57 to 2.63 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. The period 2016 to 2031, 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--5,2306,3096,7866,3855,765
Average annual change--1.75%1.93%1.89%1.62%1.36%
Average household size2.572.572.582.612.622.63
Population in non private dwellings717818869869920920
Dwelling occupancy rate91.9892.0192.0992.1392.2192.23
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2022.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council was estimated to be 57,781 people. It is expected to increase by over 18,326 people to 76,107 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.85%. This is based on an increase of over 6,676 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.57 to 2.61 by 2031.

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