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Yarra Ranges CouncilPopulation forecast

Yarra Glen & Surrounds

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Yarra Glen & Surrounds is forecast to grow from 1,401 in 2016 to 1,703 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.71 to 2.57 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Yarra Glen & 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
Yarra Glen & SurroundsForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--207916880110
Average annual change--1.11%0.47%0.34%0.40%0.53%
Average household size2.712.672.632.592.572.57
Population in non private dwellings151515151515
Dwelling occupancy rate95.3695.2795.2695.3595.3095.24
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Yarra Glen & Surrounds was estimated to be 3,632 people. It is expected to increase by over 365 people to 3,997 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.96%. This is based on an increase of over 201 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.71 to 2.59 by 2026.

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