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Box Hill South

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Box Hill South is forecast to grow from 3,450 in 2016 to 3,949 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.69 to 2.61 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Box Hill South. The period 2016 to 2031, 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
Box Hill SouthForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population8,8699,3179,5219,6699,7879,831
Change in population (5yrs)--44820314811944
Average annual change--0.99%0.43%0.31%0.24%0.09%
Households3,2723,4333,5273,6223,6983,746
Average household size2.692.702.682.652.632.61
Population in non private dwellings585858585858
Dwellings3,4503,6193,7193,8193,8993,949
Dwelling occupancy rate94.8494.8694.8494.8494.8494.86
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Box Hill South was estimated to be 8,869 people. It is expected to increase by over 800 people to 9,669 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.58%. This is based on an increase of over 350 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.69 to 2.65 by 2031.

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