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South Yarra

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in South Yarra is forecast to grow from 13,253 in 2016 to 20,292 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 1.87 to 1.81 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in South Yarra. 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 YarraForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population22,67727,09030,03132,49133,399
Change in population (5yrs)--4,4132,9402,460908
Average annual change--3.62%2.08%1.59%0.55%
Households12,03314,49616,14217,62718,275
Average household size1.871.851.841.831.81
Population in non private dwellings224237315315315
Dwellings13,25316,01517,87219,55220,292
Dwelling occupancy rate90.7990.5290.3290.1590.06
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of South Yarra was estimated to be 22,677 people. It is expected to increase by over 9,814 people to 32,491 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.66%. This is based on an increase of over 5,594 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 1.87 to 1.83 by 2026.

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