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Wollondilly Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Wollondilly Shire Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wollondilly Shire Council is forecast to grow from 16,854 in 2016 to 33,999 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 3.05 to 3.00 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wollondilly Shire Council. 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
Wollondilly Shire CouncilForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--5,0208,09312,53012,41111,734
Average annual change--1.94%2.79%3.70%3.09%2.54%
Average household size3.053.022.992.992.993.00
Population in non private dwellings602602709929929929
Dwelling occupancy rate95.8295.8896.0596.3596.6796.82
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), August 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Wollondilly Shire Council was estimated to be 49,811 people. It is expected to increase by over 25,643 people to 75,454 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 2.81%. This is based on an increase of over 8,756 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.05 to 2.99 by 2031.

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