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City of WodongaPopulation forecast

City of Wodonga

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in the City of Wodonga is forecast to grow from 16,675 in 2016 to 23,300 in 2036, with the average household size rising from 2.48 to 2.53 by 2036.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in the City of Wodonga. 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
City of WodongaForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--4,4324,3094,2384,490
Average annual change--2.13%1.87%1.69%1.65%
Average household size2.482.512.532.532.53
Population in non private dwellings9341,0041,1241,1641,224
Dwelling occupancy rate94.2894.2194.2694.5495.06
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of the City of Wodonga was estimated to be 39,844 people. It is expected to increase by over 12,980 people to 52,824 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 2.86%. This is based on an increase of over 4,717 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.48 to 2.53 by 2026.

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