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Epping

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Epping is forecast to grow from 5,535 in 2016 to 8,473 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.90 to 2.80 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Epping. 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
EppingForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population15,37415,99917,37819,57521,63323,824
Change in population (5yrs)--6251,3792,1972,0582,190
Average annual change--0.80%1.67%2.41%2.02%1.95%
Households5,2565,4315,8856,6667,4128,188
Average household size2.902.852.832.822.812.80
Population in non private dwellings139527727777827877
Dwellings5,5355,6216,0906,8997,6718,473
Dwelling occupancy rate94.9696.6296.6396.6296.6296.64
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Epping was estimated to be 15,374 people. It is expected to increase by over 4,201 people to 19,575 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.62%. This is based on an increase of over 1,410 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.90 to 2.82 by 2031.

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