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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Wandal & West Rockhampton

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wandal & West Rockhampton is forecast to grow from 2,708 in 2016 to 2,798 in 2031, with the average household size rising from 2.42 to 2.46 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wandal & West Rockhampton. 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
Wandal & West RockhamptonForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population5,9466,1526,2886,4356,584
Change in population (5yrs)--206136148149
Average annual change--0.68%0.44%0.47%0.46%
Households2,3992,4542,5082,5642,620
Average household size2.422.452.452.462.46
Population in non private dwellings135135135135135
Dwellings2,7082,7382,7682,7982,828
Dwelling occupancy rate88.5989.6390.6191.6492.64
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Wandal & West Rockhampton was estimated to be 5,946 people. It is expected to increase by over 489 people to 6,435 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.79%. This is based on an increase of over 165 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.42 to 2.46 by 2026.

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