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The Hills Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

The Hills Shire Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in The Hills Shire Council is forecast to grow from 52,391 in 2016 to 82,571 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 3.19 to 3.10 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in The Hills Shire 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
The Hills Shire CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--19,98220,54522,24925,671
Average annual change--2.35%2.16%2.10%2.18%
Average household size3.
Population in non private dwellings7721,8642,1242,2782,370
Dwelling occupancy rate96.8996.9097.0797.2297.28
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of The Hills Shire Council was estimated to be 162,525 people. It is expected to increase by over 62,775 people to 225,300 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.32%. This is based on an increase of over 21,252 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.19 to 3.10 by 2026.

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