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City of Greater SheppartonPopulation forecast

City of Greater Shepparton

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Greater Shepparton is forecast to grow from 27,231 in 2016 to 34,747 in 2036, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.49 to 2.48 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Greater Shepparton. 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
City of Greater SheppartonForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--4,7784,6194,4244,334
Average annual change--1.43%1.29%1.16%1.08%
Average household size2.492.492.502.492.48
Population in non private dwellings1,2621,3361,4361,5361,636
Dwelling occupancy rate93.9694.1394.2694.4194.51
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Greater Shepparton was estimated to be 65,079 people. It is expected to increase by over 13,821 people to 78,900 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.94%. This is based on an increase of over 5,471 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.49 to 2.49 by 2026.

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