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

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in South West Group. 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
South West GroupForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population419,109487,209541,808588,435625,562
Change in population (5yrs)--68,10054,59946,62637,127
Average annual change--3.06%2.15%1.66%1.23%
Households158,449182,508203,489222,065237,886
Average household size2.612.642.632.622.60
Population in non private dwellings5,4215,9756,5817,0527,210
Dwellings170,117195,577217,252236,133252,177
Dwelling occupancy rate93.1493.3293.6694.0494.33

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

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.60 2035 Average household size: 2.60 2034 Average household size: 2.61 2033 Average household size: 2.61 2032 Average household size: 2.61 2031 Average household size: 2.62 2030 Average household size: 2.62 2029 Average household size: 2.62 2028 Average household size: 2.63 2027 Average household size: 2.63 2026 Average household size: 2.63 2025 Average household size: 2.63 2024 Average household size: 2.63 2023 Average household size: 2.64 2022 Average household size: 2.64 2021 Average household size: 2.64 2020 Average household size: 2.63 2019 Average household size: 2.63 2018 Average household size: 2.63 2017 Average household size: 2.62 2016 Average household size: 2.61 2015 Average household size: 2.61 2014 Average household size: 2.61 2013 Average household size: 2.62 2012 Average household size: 2.62 2011 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Average household size: 2.60 2035 Average household size: 2.60 2034 Average household size: 2.61 2033 Average household size: 2.61 2032 Average household size: 2.61 2031 Average household size: 2.62 2030 Average household size: 2.62 2029 Average household size: 2.62 2028 Average household size: 2.63 2027 Average household size: 2.63 2026 Average household size: 2.63 2025 Average household size: 2.63 2024 Average household size: 2.63 2023 Average household size: 2.64 2022 Average household size: 2.64 2021 Average household size: 2.64 2020 Average household size: 2.63 2019 Average household size: 2.63 2018 Average household size: 2.63 2017 Average household size: 2.62 2016 Average household size: 2.61 2015 Average household size: 2.61 2014 Average household size: 2.61 2013 Average household size: 2.62 2012 Average household size: 2.62 2036 Households: 237,878 2035 Households: 234,905 2034 Households: 231,835 2033 Households: 228,663 2032 Households: 225,380 2031 Households: 222,062 2030 Households: 218,650 2029 Households: 215,094 2028 Households: 211,404 2027 Households: 207,502 2026 Households: 203,498 2025 Households: 199,445 2024 Households: 195,409 2023 Households: 191,254 2022 Households: 186,955 2021 Households: 182,512 2020 Households: 177,940 2019 Households: 173,153 2018 Households: 168,157 2017 Households: 163,241 2016 Households: 158,450 2015 Households: 154,589 2014 Households: 150,869 2013 Households: 147,158 2012 Households: 143,854 2011 Households: 140,757 2036 Total population: 625,562 2035 Total population: 618,720 2034 Total population: 611,595 2033 Total population: 604,186 2032 Total population: 596,447 2031 Total population: 588,435 2030 Total population: 579,986 2029 Total population: 571,170 2028 Total population: 561,978 2027 Total population: 552,188 2026 Total population: 541,808 2025 Total population: 531,337 2024 Total population: 521,080 2023 Total population: 510,441 2022 Total population: 499,286 2021 Total population: 487,209 2020 Total population: 474,438 2019 Total population: 461,150 2018 Total population: 447,091 2017 Total population: 433,167 2016 Total population: 419,109 2015 Total population: 408,735 2014 Total population: 399,446 2013 Total population: 390,380 2012 Total population: 381,646 2011 Total population: 373,333
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
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