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The number of dwellings in Eastern Highlands is forecast to grow from 2,135 in 2016 to 2,628 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.46 to 2.43 by 2041.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Eastern Highlands. 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|
|Eastern Highlands||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||241||186||209||209||218|
|Average annual change||--||0.94%||0.70%||0.76%||0.73%||0.73%|
|Average household size||2.46||2.45||2.44||2.43||2.43||2.43|
|Population in non private dwellings||86||86||86||86||86||86|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||93.91||93.95||93.94||93.89||93.96||93.95|
In 2016, the total population of Eastern Highlands was estimated to be 5,023 people. It is expected to increase by over 637 people to 5,660 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.20%. This is based on an increase of over 284 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.46 to 2.43 by 2026.
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