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City of WhitehorsePopulation forecast

Box Hill Activity Centre

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Box Hill Activity Centre is forecast to grow from 2,715 in 2016 to 11,255 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.16 to 2.12 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Box Hill Activity Centre. 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 Activity CentreForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population5,59711,04314,96417,94320,14921,780
Change in population (5yrs)--5,4463,9212,9792,2061,631
Average annual change--14.56%6.27%3.70%2.35%1.57%
Households2,4525,0066,8488,2399,32810,128
Average household size2.162.152.142.142.132.12
Population in non private dwellings300300300300300300
Dwellings2,7155,5657,6129,16010,37011,255
Dwelling occupancy rate90.3189.9689.9689.9589.9589.99
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Box Hill Activity Centre was estimated to be 5,597 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,346 people to 17,943 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 8.08%. This is based on an increase of over 5,787 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.16 to 2.14 by 2031.

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