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South Gippsland ShirePopulation forecast

Leongatha

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Leongatha is forecast to grow from 2,560 in 2016 to 3,621 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.32 to 2.29 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Leongatha. 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
LeongathaForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population5,7416,3476,8907,4768,038
Change in population (5yrs)--606543586562
Average annual change--2.03%1.65%1.65%1.46%
Households2,4372,6742,9243,1743,438
Average household size2.322.342.322.312.29
Population in non private dwellings959595155155
Dwellings2,5602,8133,0793,3433,621
Dwelling occupancy rate95.2095.0694.9794.9494.95
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Leongatha was estimated to be 5,741 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,735 people to 7,476 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.68%. This is based on an increase of over 737 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.32 to 2.31 by 2026.

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