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Wellington ShirePopulation forecast

Wellington Shire

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wellington Shire is forecast to grow from 22,375 in 2016 to 29,260 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.33 to 2.32 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wellington Shire. The period 2016 to 2021, 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
Wellington ShireForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--2,7002,2542,9843,1923,199
Average annual change--1.21%0.96%1.20%1.21%1.14%
Average household size2.332.332.322.322.322.32
Population in non private dwellings1,4231,4231,6331,7361,7861,836
Dwelling occupancy rate80.7282.3881.4481.9582.3782.57
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Wellington Shire was estimated to be 43,532 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,938 people to 51,470 by 2021, at an average annual growth rate of 3.41%. This is based on an increase of over 3,399 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.33 to 2.32 by 2021.

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