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Wellington ShirePopulation forecast

Wellington Shire

Non-private dwellings

1,422 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Wellington Shire in 2021.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Wellington ShireYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Wellington Shire1,4231,836+413+82+187
Coastal District planning area66000
Heyfield and District planning area4545000
Maffra and District planning area106106000
Rosedale and District planning area77000
Sale and District planning areas1,1791,592+413+82+187
Stratford and District planning area99000
Yarram and District planning area7070000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

There were 1,423 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Wellington Shire in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Wellington Shire is expected to increase to 1,423 persons in 2021 and to 1,836 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Wellington Shire's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Wellington Shire is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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