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Whitby East

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Whitby East is forecast to grow from 1,854 in 2013 to 3,036 in 2048, with the average household size falling from 2.99 to 2.76 by 2048.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Whitby East. 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
Whitby EastForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--1,171887818-32-51-1621
Average annual change--3.96%2.54%2.08%-0.08%-0.12%-0.04%0.05%
Average household size2.992.942.902.882.842.802.772.76
Population in non private dwellings7979109109109109109109
Dwelling occupancy rate97.3697.3097.3097.3197.3797.2997.3197.33
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Whitby East was estimated to be 5,469 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,876 people to 8,345 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 2.86%. This is based on an increase of over 1,058 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.99 to 2.88 by 2028.

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