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The number of dwellings in Ashburton District Council is forecast to grow from 13,690 in 2013 to 16,152 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.51 to 2.48 by 2031.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Ashburton District Council. The period 2013 to 2028, 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|
|Ashburton District Council||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||2,260||1,755||1,426||1,239||1,394||1,529||1,405|
|Average annual change||--||1.36%||0.99%||0.77%||0.65%||0.70%||0.74%||0.66%|
|Average household size||2.51||2.50||2.49||2.48||2.46||2.45||2.45||2.45|
|Population in non private dwellings||328||328||328||328||328||328||328||328|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||93.33||93.52||93.64||93.85||94.07||94.21||94.46||94.45|
In 2013, the total population of Ashburton District Council was estimated to be 32,440 people. It is expected to increase by over 5,442 people to 37,882 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 1.04%. This is based on an increase of over 2,381 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.51 to 2.48 by 2028.
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