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Shoalhaven City CouncilPopulation forecast

Milton - Mollymook - Mollymook Beach - Narrawallee & Surrounds

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Milton - Mollymook - Mollymook Beach - Narrawallee & Surrounds is forecast to grow from 4,106 in 2016 to 5,113 in 2051, with the average household size falling from 2.24 to 2.05 by 2051.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Milton - Mollymook - Mollymook Beach - Narrawallee & Surrounds. 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
Milton - Mollymook - Mollymook Beach - Narrawallee & SurroundsForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036204120462051
Population6,5896,9637,7088,0578,5518,6518,6508,690
Change in population (5yrs)--374745349493100-141
Average annual change--1.11%2.05%0.89%1.20%0.23%0.00%0.09%
Households2,8343,0663,3293,5463,7363,8273,8573,887
Average household size2.242.192.162.132.102.072.062.05
Population in non private dwellings241241521521721721721721
Dwellings4,1064,3854,5954,8054,9865,0335,0735,113
Dwelling occupancy rate69.0269.9272.4573.8074.9376.0476.0376.02
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Milton - Mollymook - Mollymook Beach - Narrawallee & Surrounds was estimated to be 6,589 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,468 people to 8,057 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.35%. This is based on an increase of over 712 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.24 to 2.13 by 2031.

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