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Shellharbour City CouncilPopulation forecast

Shellharbour City Council

Non-private dwellings

1,156 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Shellharbour City Council in 2022.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Shellharbour City CouncilYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Shellharbour City Council8201,309+4890+489
Albion Park227345+1180+117
Albion Park Rail230348+1180+118
Barrack Heights1919000
Blackbutt - Shellharbour City Centre120178+580+57
Lake Illawarra00000
Mount Warrigal4747000
Oak Flats4444000
Rural Balance00000
Shell Cove00000
Shellharbour - Barrack Point8145+1370+137
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2021.

Key findings

There were 820 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Shellharbour City Council in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Shellharbour City Council is expected to increase to 1,309 persons in 2026 and remain the same at 1,309 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Shellharbour City Council's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Shellharbour City Council is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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