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Warrnambool CityPopulation forecast

Warrnambool (West)

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Warrnambool (West) is forecast to grow from 2,098 in 2016 to 2,332 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.35 to 2.36 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Warrnambool (West). 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 (West)Forecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population4,7444,8995,1025,2315,297
Change in population (5yrs)--15520212966
Average annual change--0.65%0.81%0.50%0.25%
Households1,9762,0472,1192,1772,201
Average household size2.352.352.362.362.36
Population in non private dwellings9191919191
Dwellings2,0982,1722,2472,3072,332
Dwelling occupancy rate94.1894.2494.3094.3694.38
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Warrnambool (West) was estimated to be 4,744 people. It is expected to increase by over 487 people to 5,231 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.98%. This is based on an increase of over 201 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.35 to 2.36 by 2026.

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