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Yarra Ranges CouncilPopulation forecast

Lilydale

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Lilydale is forecast to grow from 6,662 in 2016 to 12,055 in 2041, with the average household size falling from 2.63 to 2.61 by 2041.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Lilydale. 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
LilydaleForecast year
Summary201620212026203120362041
Population17,14418,05520,68124,40328,13630,941
Change in population (5yrs)--9112,6263,7223,7332,805
Average annual change--1.04%2.75%3.37%2.89%1.92%
Households6,4556,9447,9229,22610,59211,708
Average household size2.632.572.582.612.622.61
Population in non private dwellings176216256296336336
Dwellings6,6627,1498,1579,50010,90512,055
Dwelling occupancy rate96.8997.1397.1297.1297.1397.12
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Lilydale was estimated to be 17,144 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,259 people to 24,403 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.59%. This is based on an increase of over 2,771 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.63 to 2.61 by 2026.

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