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Forest Hill

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Forest Hill is forecast to grow from 4,385 in 2016 to 5,341 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.58 to 2.53 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Forest Hill. 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
Forest HillForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population11,07411,60211,98312,38812,79113,191
Change in population (5yrs)--528381405403399
Average annual change--0.94%0.65%0.67%0.64%0.62%
Households4,2024,4494,6164,7834,9515,120
Average household size2.582.562.552.542.542.53
Population in non private dwellings229229229229229229
Dwellings4,3854,6414,8164,9915,1665,341
Dwelling occupancy rate95.8395.8695.8595.8395.8495.86
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Forest Hill was estimated to be 11,074 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,314 people to 12,388 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.75%. This is based on an increase of over 581 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.58 to 2.54 by 2031.

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