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Perth

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Perth is forecast to grow from 3,041 in 2016 to 4,734 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 1.96 to 1.95 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Perth. 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
PerthForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population5,7646,8587,5888,2838,951
Change in population (5yrs)--1,094729695668
Average annual change--3.54%2.04%1.77%1.56%
Households2,8393,3143,7054,1024,491
Average household size1.962.011.991.971.95
Population in non private dwellings204204204204204
Dwellings3,0413,5393,9344,3344,734
Dwelling occupancy rate93.3693.6494.1894.6594.87
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Perth was estimated to be 5,764 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,519 people to 8,283 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.69%. This is based on an increase of over 1,263 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 1.96 to 1.97 by 2026.

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