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Warrnambool CityPopulation forecast

Warrnambool (North of Merri)

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Warrnambool (North of Merri) is forecast to grow from 362 in 2016 to 1,552 in 2036, with the average household size falling from 2.68 to 2.58 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Warrnambool (North of Merri). 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 (North of Merri)Forecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population9171,3111,9082,8803,867
Change in population (5yrs)--394597972988
Average annual change--7.41%7.79%8.58%6.07%
Households3425147451,0971,478
Average household size2.682.552.562.582.58
Population in non private dwellings0005050
Dwellings3625407831,1521,552
Dwelling occupancy rate94.4895.1995.1595.2395.23
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Warrnambool (North of Merri) was estimated to be 917 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,963 people to 2,880 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 12.12%. This is based on an increase of over 755 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.68 to 2.58 by 2026.

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