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Tamworth Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Tamworth Regional Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council is forecast to grow from 26,345 in 2016 to 34,983 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.42 to 2.36 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Tamworth Regional Council. 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
Tamworth Regional CouncilForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population61,00364,56368,18471,89875,67679,468
Change in population (5yrs)--3,5603,6223,7143,7783,792
Average annual change--1.14%1.10%1.07%1.03%0.98%
Households24,73226,44128,08529,72631,37633,004
Average household size2.422.402.382.372.362.36
Population in non private dwellings1,1961,2301,3301,4301,5301,630
Dwellings26,34528,12229,83831,55033,26834,983
Dwelling occupancy rate93.8894.0294.1294.2294.3194.34
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Tamworth Regional Council was estimated to be 61,003 people. It is expected to increase by over 10,895 people to 71,898 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.66%. This is based on an increase of over 4,994 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.42 to 2.37 by 2026.

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