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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Mount Morgan District

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Mount Morgan District is forecast to grow from 1,597 in 2016 to 1,637 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.18 to 2.22 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Mount Morgan District. 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
Mount Morgan DistrictForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,9813,0683,1083,1393,187
Change in population (5yrs)--87403248
Average annual change--0.57%0.26%0.20%0.31%
Households1,3501,3651,3831,4001,415
Average household size2.182.222.222.212.22
Population in non private dwellings4040404040
Dwellings1,5971,6071,6171,6271,637
Dwelling occupancy rate84.5384.9485.5386.0586.44
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Mount Morgan District was estimated to be 2,981 people. It is expected to increase by over 158 people to 3,139 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.52%. This is based on an increase of over 50 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.18 to 2.21 by 2026.

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