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Shellharbour City

Population summary

Between 2016 and 2041, the population for Shellharbour City is forecast to increase by 24,385 persons (34.59% growth), at an average annual change of 1.20%.

This table summarises the population for Shellharbour City and each of its small areas. This enables you to see how population change is affecting different parts of the LGA in different ways. Some small areas may be rapidly growing whilst others are stable or even declining in population.

Continue to the forecast results section to see detailed forecasts of population, households, and dwellings for each of the small areas.

Please note that population numbers in for the 2016 base year are derived from Estimated Resident Population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These differ from (and are usually higher than) Census counts as they factor in population missed by the Census and population overseas on Census night. They are generally considered a more accurate measure of population size than Census counts.

Population summary
Shellharbour CityForecast yearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area201620212026203120362041Total changeAvg. annual % change
Shellharbour City70,49275,95382,29386,82491,04594,877+24,385+1.20
Albion Park13,60313,85614,16214,39414,59114,669+1,065+0.30
Albion Park Rail7,0647,1027,0507,0797,1747,208+144+0.08
Barrack Heights6,0426,1176,1276,1426,1856,299+257+0.17
Blackbutt - Shellharbour City Centre3,6754,6265,8966,5716,9717,147+3,472+2.70
Lake Illawarra3,2983,4803,7143,8053,8743,941+643+0.71
Mount Warrigal4,9654,9244,7984,8364,9355,052+87+0.07
Oak Flats6,6366,9057,1777,4657,6767,875+1,239+0.69
Rural Balance1,3253,1985,2988,22311,15313,839+12,514+9.84
Shell Cove5,8457,3699,3289,2569,0498,932+3,087+1.71
Shellharbour - Barrack Point4,4174,3654,5104,5524,6724,901+484+0.42

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2019.