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Ashburton District CouncilPopulation forecast

Allenton West

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Allenton West is forecast to grow from 847 in 2013 to 1,012 in 2048, with the average household size falling from 2.59 to 2.49 by 2048.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Allenton West. 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
Allenton WestForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--88543929354347
Average annual change--0.81%0.48%0.34%0.25%0.30%0.36%0.39%
Average household size2.592.582.562.542.512.502.492.49
Population in non private dwellings33333333
Dwelling occupancy rate97.1797.6297.6997.7597.9097.7497.8897.73
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Allenton West was estimated to be 2,135 people. It is expected to increase by over 181 people to 2,316 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 0.54%. This is based on an increase of over 88 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.59 to 2.54 by 2028.

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