South West GroupPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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South West Group

Non-private dwellings

5,623 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in South West Group in 2018.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
South West GroupYearChange between 2016 and 2036
Area20162036Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
South West Group5,4217,210+1,789+19+1,670
Town of East Fremantle108170+620+62
City of Fremantle791832+410+40
City of Kwinana7691,029+259+19+139
City of Melville1,5382,088+5500+549
City of Rockingham1,2561,436+1800+180
City of Cockburn9591,656+6970+697

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

There were 5,421 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in South West Group in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in South West Group is expected to increase to 6,581 persons in 2026 and to 7,210 persons in 2036.

Between 2016 and 2026, City of Cockburn is forecast to experience the greatest change, with a gain of 697 persons in non-private dwellings. This is due to an increase of persons in non-private dwellings aged 75 years and over, which is predominantly aged care.

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