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Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wollongong City. 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
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - OtfordForecast year
Summary20162021202620312036
Population6,9076,7927,2087,3547,319
Change in population (5yrs)---114416146-35
Average annual change---0.33%1.20%0.40%-0.10%
Households2,3332,3892,5832,6842,718
Average household size2.952.842.782.732.69
Population in non private dwellings1616161616
Dwellings2,3812,4502,6652,7822,832
Dwelling occupancy rate97.9897.5196.9296.4895.97

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2036 Average household size: 2.69 2035 Average household size: 2.69 2034 Average household size: 2.70 2033 Average household size: 2.71 2032 Average household size: 2.72 2031 Average household size: 2.73 2030 Average household size: 2.75 2029 Average household size: 2.76 2028 Average household size: 2.77 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.78 2025 Average household size: 2.79 2024 Average household size: 2.80 2023 Average household size: 2.80 2022 Average household size: 2.82 2021 Average household size: 2.84 2020 Average household size: 2.86 2019 Average household size: 2.88 2018 Average household size: 2.90 2017 Average household size: 2.92 2016 Average household size: 2.95 2036 Average household size: 2.69 2035 Average household size: 2.69 2034 Average household size: 2.70 2033 Average household size: 2.71 2032 Average household size: 2.72 2031 Average household size: 2.73 2030 Average household size: 2.75 2029 Average household size: 2.76 2028 Average household size: 2.77 2027 Average household size: 2.78 2026 Average household size: 2.78 2025 Average household size: 2.79 2024 Average household size: 2.80 2023 Average household size: 2.80 2022 Average household size: 2.82 2021 Average household size: 2.84 2020 Average household size: 2.86 2019 Average household size: 2.88 2018 Average household size: 2.90 2017 Average household size: 2.92 2036 Households: 2,717 2035 Households: 2,711 2034 Households: 2,704 2033 Households: 2,697 2032 Households: 2,690 2031 Households: 2,683 2030 Households: 2,676 2029 Households: 2,669 2028 Households: 2,650 2027 Households: 2,627 2026 Households: 2,584 2025 Households: 2,541 2024 Households: 2,498 2023 Households: 2,455 2022 Households: 2,416 2021 Households: 2,388 2020 Households: 2,373 2019 Households: 2,361 2018 Households: 2,354 2017 Households: 2,339 2016 Households: 2,332 2036 Total population: 7,319 2035 Total population: 7,320 2034 Total population: 7,328 2033 Total population: 7,336 2032 Total population: 7,338 2031 Total population: 7,354 2030 Total population: 7,367 2029 Total population: 7,378 2028 Total population: 7,355 2027 Total population: 7,312 2026 Total population: 7,208 2025 Total population: 7,103 2024 Total population: 7,004 2023 Total population: 6,901 2022 Total population: 6,837 2021 Total population: 6,792 2020 Total population: 6,804 2019 Total population: 6,819 2018 Total population: 6,845 2017 Total population: 6,850 2016 Total population: 6,907
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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