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Butler

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Butler is forecast to grow from 4,970 in 2016 to 6,298 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.92 to 2.71 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Butler. The period 2016 to 2031, 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
ButlerForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population13,69513,56614,55615,91716,45016,243
Change in population (5yrs)---1299891,361533-206
Average annual change---0.19%1.42%1.80%0.66%-0.25%
Households4,6924,7485,1685,7035,9575,963
Average household size2.922.862.802.772.742.71
Population in non private dwellings00100100100100
Dwellings4,9705,0215,4586,0226,2916,298
Dwelling occupancy rate94.4194.5694.6994.7094.6994.68
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Butler was estimated to be 13,695 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,222 people to 15,917 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.01%. This is based on an increase of over 1,011 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.92 to 2.77 by 2031.

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