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The number of dwellings in Newtown is forecast to grow from 3,341 in 2013 to 4,965 in 2043, with the average household size rising from 2.67 to 2.65 by 2043.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Newtown. 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|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||961||681||1,088||428||750||689|
|Average annual change||--||2.11%||1.37%||2.02%||0.74%||1.23%||1.07%|
|Average household size||2.67||2.67||2.68||2.70||2.64||2.64||2.65|
|Population in non private dwellings||416||467||467||520||520||580||588|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||92.97||97.10||97.08||97.00||96.96||96.87||96.82|
In 2013, the total population of Newtown was estimated to be 8,714 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,729 people to 11,443 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 1.83%. This is based on an increase of over 942 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.67 to 2.70 by 2028.
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