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City of RockinghamPopulation forecast

City of Rockingham

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Rockingham is forecast to grow from 51,177 in 2016 to 96,405 in 2046, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.62 by 2046.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Rockingham. 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
City of RockinghamForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--10,62118,47120,90022,03620,55917,567
Average annual change--1.60%2.52%2.51%2.35%1.97%1.54%
Average household size2.682.662.662.652.642.632.62
Population in non private dwellings1,6671,6672,4672,7773,0973,1573,217
Dwelling occupancy rate92.7092.8993.1993.3993.4593.4593.43
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2046, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Rockingham was estimated to be 128,992 people. It is expected to increase by over 49,993 people to 178,985 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 2.21%. This is based on an increase of over 19,040 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.68 to 2.65 by 2031.

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