What does this mean for Willoughby?
Willoughby’s 2011 population was 71,650. The projected 2031 population is 91,700. This is a whopping 28% increase over the next twenty years. Where will they live?
The composition of the population is also changing. The number of under 15s will increase by nearly 40% (will we have enough schools?). The 15-24 age group will have a modest increase of just over 20% (relatively less workers paying taxes). It is the over 65s that will see the biggest increase -nearly 50%.
Another interesting aspect of these changes for Willoughby is that the underlying impetus will come from overseas migration (increased cultural diversity?).