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Far North District CouncilPopulation forecast

Far North District Council

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Far North District Council is forecast to grow from 27,599 in 2013 to 32,560 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.62 to 2.44 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Far North 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
Far North District CouncilForecast year
Summary2013201820232028203320382043
Population60,60063,96966,25469,23272,43875,47678,443
Change in population (5yrs)--3,3682,2852,9793,2053,0392,967
Average annual change--1.09%0.70%0.88%0.91%0.83%0.77%
Households22,83724,75726,27628,02629,92431,47732,863
Average household size2.622.562.492.442.392.372.36
Population in non private dwellings713713808888918918938
Dwellings27,59928,72130,55732,56034,56636,57538,574
Dwelling occupancy rate82.7586.2085.9986.0786.5786.0685.19
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Far North District Council was estimated to be 60,600 people. It is expected to increase by over 8,632 people to 69,232 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 0.89%. This is based on an increase of over 5,189 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.62 to 2.44 by 2028.

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