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Wagga Wagga City CouncilPopulation forecast

Wagga Wagga City Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wagga Wagga City Council is forecast to grow from 26,336 in 2016 to 32,736 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.51 to 2.52 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wagga Wagga City 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
Wagga Wagga City CouncilForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population64,08669,52373,80977,43980,984
Change in population (5yrs)--5,4374,2863,6303,545
Average annual change--1.64%1.20%0.96%0.90%
Households24,74126,62328,28129,77031,222
Average household size2.512.532.532.532.52
Population in non private dwellings2,0622,1442,1842,2442,284
Dwellings26,33628,15129,73131,24632,736
Dwelling occupancy rate93.9494.5795.1295.2895.38
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Wagga Wagga City Council was estimated to be 64,086 people. It is expected to increase by over 13,353 people to 77,439 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.91%. This is based on an increase of over 5,029 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.51 to 2.53 by 2026.

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