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Warrnambool CityPopulation forecast

Warrnambool (South - Merrivale)

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Warrnambool (South - Merrivale) is forecast to grow from 1,558 in 2016 to 1,820 in 2036, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.43 to 2.44 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Warrnambool (South - Merrivale). 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
Warrnambool (South - Merrivale)Forecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--197165143187
Average annual change--1.10%0.88%0.73%0.92%
Average household size2.432.452.452.432.44
Population in non private dwellings1313131313
Dwelling occupancy rate92.0492.4992.9693.5093.96
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Warrnambool (South - Merrivale) was estimated to be 3,499 people. It is expected to increase by over 506 people to 4,005 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 1.36%. This is based on an increase of over 207 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.43 to 2.43 by 2026.

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