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City of WhitehorsePopulation forecast

City of Whitehorse

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in City of Whitehorse is forecast to grow from 66,165 in 2016 to 90,487 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.64 to 2.57 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Whitehorse. 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
City of WhitehorseForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--13,39811,29012,1668,6608,069
Average annual change--1.53%1.20%1.22%0.83%0.74%
Average household size2.642.632.622.602.582.57
Population in non private dwellings3,5234,2034,2534,3294,3294,329
Dwelling occupancy rate95.2693.8493.9594.4694.3594.28
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of City of Whitehorse was estimated to be 169,641 people. It is expected to increase by over 36,854 people to 206,495 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.32%. This is based on an increase of over 14,837 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.64 to 2.60 by 2031.

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