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Wellington ShirePopulation forecast

Wellington Shire

Population summary

Between 2016 and 2041, the population for Wellington Shire is forecast to increase by 14,329 persons (32.92% growth), at an average annual change of 1.14%.

This table summarises the population for Wellington Shire and each of its small areas. This enables you to see how population change is affecting different parts of the LGA in different ways. Some small areas may be rapidly growing whilst others are stable or even declining in population.

Continue to the forecast results section to see detailed forecasts of population, households, and dwellings for each of the small areas.

Please note that population numbers in forecast.id for the 2016 base year are derived from Estimated Resident Population from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. These differ from (and are usually higher than) Census counts as they factor in population missed by the Census and population overseas on Census night. They are generally considered a more accurate measure of population size than Census counts.

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Population summary
Wellington ShireForecast yearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area201620212026203120362041Total changeAvg. annual % change
Wellington Shire43,53246,23248,48651,47054,66357,861+14,329+1.14
Coastal District planning area1,9292,9522,5102,6092,7172,830+901+1.54
Heyfield and District planning area3,9704,0554,1514,2734,3964,531+561+0.53
Maffra and District planning area6,0526,4736,7037,0367,4077,760+1,708+1.00
Rosedale and District planning area3,4353,7003,9054,1804,4614,744+1,309+1.30
Sale and District planning areas18,84519,23220,80622,39924,18225,980+7,135+1.29
Stratford and District planning area4,7885,1745,5705,9436,2966,654+1,866+1.33
Yarram and District planning area4,5124,6464,8405,0305,2035,362+850+0.69
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

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