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City of WannerooPopulation forecast

City of Wanneroo

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Wanneroo is forecast to grow from 70,773 in 2016 to 133,341 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.88 to 2.75 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Wanneroo. The period 2016 to 2021, 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
City of WannerooForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population194,778208,904228,977266,556307,797348,880
Change in population (5yrs)--14,12620,07337,57941,24141,083
Average annual change--1.41%1.85%3.09%2.92%2.54%
Households67,15372,83580,84694,945110,364125,920
Average household size2.882.842.812.792.772.75
Population in non private dwellings1,1571,7411,9412,0412,2412,241
Dwellings70,77376,72285,220100,175116,594133,341
Dwelling occupancy rate94.8994.9394.8794.7894.6694.43
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Wanneroo was estimated to be 194,778 people. It is expected to increase by over 71,778 people to 266,556 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 6.48%. This is based on an increase of over 27,792 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.88 to 2.79 by 2021.

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