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City of South PerthPopulation forecast

City of South Perth

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of South Perth is forecast to grow from 20,286 in 2016 to 30,177 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.29 to 2.26 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of South Perth. 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 South PerthForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population44,10046,70349,13454,28260,10765,842
Change in population (5yrs)--2,6032,4315,1485,8255,735
Average annual change--1.15%1.02%2.01%2.06%1.84%
Households18,49119,67720,75022,96725,47428,040
Average household size2.292.272.262.262.262.26
Population in non private dwellings1,7612,0782,2102,3602,5102,510
Dwellings20,28621,75522,82225,07027,60130,177
Dwelling occupancy rate91.1590.4590.9291.6192.2992.92
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of South Perth was estimated to be 44,100 people. It is expected to increase by over 10,182 people to 54,282 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.10%. This is based on an increase of over 4,476 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.29 to 2.26 by 2026.

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