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Surrey Hills

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Surrey Hills is forecast to grow from 2,094 in 2016 to 2,283 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.70 to 2.62 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Surrey Hills. 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
Surrey HillsForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population5,5365,6475,7105,7455,7915,863
Change in population (5yrs)--11163344672
Average annual change--0.40%0.22%0.12%0.16%0.25%
Households2,0212,0732,1172,1462,1742,202
Average household size2.702.682.662.642.622.62
Population in non private dwellings868686868686
Dwellings2,0942,1482,1932,2232,2532,283
Dwelling occupancy rate96.5196.5196.5396.5496.4996.45
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Surrey Hills was estimated to be 5,536 people. It is expected to increase by over 209 people to 5,745 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 0.25%. This is based on an increase of over 125 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.70 to 2.64 by 2031.

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