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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer is forecast to grow from 1,070 in 2016 to 4,938 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.94 to 2.69 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer. 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
Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount ArcherForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population2,8184,8387,1859,97912,821
Change in population (5yrs)--2,0192,3482,7942,842
Average annual change--11.41%8.23%6.79%5.14%
Households9521,6992,5803,6004,692
Average household size2.942.782.742.712.69
Population in non private dwellings19119119219219
Dwellings1,0701,8672,7743,7884,938
Dwelling occupancy rate88.9791.0093.0195.0495.02
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer was estimated to be 2,818 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,161 people to 9,979 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 13.48%. This is based on an increase of over 2,648 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.94 to 2.71 by 2026.

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