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Mitcham

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Mitcham is forecast to grow from 6,890 in 2016 to 7,593 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 2.51 to 2.48 by 2026.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Whitehorse. The period 2016 to 2026, 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
MitchamForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population16,86717,61218,28019,02919,809
Change in population (5yrs)--745668749780
Average annual change--0.87%0.75%0.81%0.81%
Households6,7067,0327,3597,7238,086
Average household size2.512.502.482.462.44
Population in non private dwellings5252525252
Dwellings6,8907,2547,5937,9688,343
Dwelling occupancy rate97.3396.9496.9296.9396.92

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.44 2035 Average household size: 2.45 2034 Average household size: 2.45 2033 Average household size: 2.45 2032 Average household size: 2.45 2031 Average household size: 2.46 2030 Average household size: 2.46 2029 Average household size: 2.46 2028 Average household size: 2.47 2027 Average household size: 2.47 2026 Average household size: 2.48 2025 Average household size: 2.48 2024 Average household size: 2.49 2023 Average household size: 2.49 2022 Average household size: 2.49 2021 Average household size: 2.50 2020 Average household size: 2.50 2019 Average household size: 2.50 2018 Average household size: 2.51 2017 Average household size: 2.51 2016 Average household size: 2.51 2036 Average household size: 2.44 2035 Average household size: 2.45 2034 Average household size: 2.45 2033 Average household size: 2.45 2032 Average household size: 2.45 2031 Average household size: 2.46 2030 Average household size: 2.46 2029 Average household size: 2.46 2028 Average household size: 2.47 2027 Average household size: 2.47 2026 Average household size: 2.48 2025 Average household size: 2.48 2024 Average household size: 2.49 2023 Average household size: 2.49 2022 Average household size: 2.49 2021 Average household size: 2.50 2020 Average household size: 2.50 2019 Average household size: 2.50 2018 Average household size: 2.51 2017 Average household size: 2.51 2036 Households: 8,086 2035 Households: 8,013 2034 Households: 7,941 2033 Households: 7,868 2032 Households: 7,795 2031 Households: 7,722 2030 Households: 7,650 2029 Households: 7,577 2028 Households: 7,504 2027 Households: 7,432 2026 Households: 7,359 2025 Households: 7,287 2024 Households: 7,220 2023 Households: 7,154 2022 Households: 7,092 2021 Households: 7,030 2020 Households: 6,945 2019 Households: 6,876 2018 Households: 6,795 2017 Households: 6,775 2016 Households: 6,705 2036 Total population: 19,809 2035 Total population: 19,652 2034 Total population: 19,493 2033 Total population: 19,338 2032 Total population: 19,185 2031 Total population: 19,029 2030 Total population: 18,877 2029 Total population: 18,722 2028 Total population: 18,573 2027 Total population: 18,422 2026 Total population: 18,280 2025 Total population: 18,143 2024 Total population: 18,009 2023 Total population: 17,865 2022 Total population: 17,733 2021 Total population: 17,612 2020 Total population: 17,423 2019 Total population: 17,269 2018 Total population: 17,081 2017 Total population: 17,043 2016 Total population: 16,867
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Mitcham was estimated to be 16,867 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,400 people to 18,280 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.81%. This is based on an increase of over 1,000 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.51 to 2.48 by 2026.

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