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Redfern Waterloo

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Redfern Waterloo is forecast to grow from 17,238 in 2016 to 33,136 in 2041, with the average household size rising from 2.02 to 2.11 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Redfern Waterloo. 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
Redfern WaterlooForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population34,09141,34752,15459,15264,68169,561
Change in population (5yrs)--7,25610,8076,9985,5294,880
Average annual change--3.94%4.75%2.55%1.80%1.47%
Households16,49719,09523,16426,28928,91431,155
Average household size2.022.052.102.112.112.11
Population in non private dwellings8162,1933,4483,6843,6843,684
Dwellings17,23820,11724,61927,96130,75333,136
Dwelling occupancy rate95.7094.9294.0994.0294.0294.02
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Redfern Waterloo was estimated to be 34,091 people. It is expected to increase by over 25,061 people to 59,152 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 5.67%. This is based on an increase of over 9,792 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.02 to 2.11 by 2026.

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