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Wollondilly Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Thirlmere - Lakesland

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Thirlmere - Lakesland is forecast to grow from 1,619 in 2016 to 2,457 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.90 to 2.73 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Thirlmere - Lakesland. 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
Thirlmere - LakeslandForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population4,5894,9885,6716,0996,3236,532
Change in population (5yrs)--399682428225209
Average annual change--1.68%2.60%1.47%0.73%0.65%
Households1,5281,6961,9502,1352,2422,338
Average household size2.902.852.832.782.752.73
Population in non private dwellings157157157157157157
Dwellings1,6191,7932,0602,2512,3612,457
Dwelling occupancy rate94.3894.5994.6694.8594.9695.16
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), August 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Thirlmere - Lakesland was estimated to be 4,589 people. It is expected to increase by over 1,510 people to 6,099 by 2031, at an average annual growth rate of 1.91%. This is based on an increase of over 607 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.90 to 2.78 by 2031.

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