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Yarra Ranges CouncilPopulation forecast

Upwey & Surrounds

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Upwey & Surrounds is forecast to grow from 3,794 in 2016 to 3,895 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.72 to 2.62 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Upwey & Surrounds. 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
Upwey & SurroundsForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population9,9499,9339,9129,8289,8239,861
Change in population (5yrs)---16-20-84-538
Average annual change---0.03%-0.04%-0.17%-0.01%0.08%
Households3,6543,6993,7263,7443,7583,762
Average household size2.722.692.662.622.612.62
Population in non private dwellings000000
Dwellings3,7943,8293,8593,8773,8893,895
Dwelling occupancy rate96.3196.6096.5596.5796.6396.59
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Upwey & Surrounds was estimated to be 9,949 people. It is expected to decrease by over 121 people to 9,828 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of -0.12%. This is based on an increase of over 90 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.72 to 2.62 by 2026.

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