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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in City of Adelaide will increase by an average of 423 dwellings per annum to 20,086 in 2036.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in the City of Adelaide. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
City of AdelaideChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
City of Adelaide+8,456+72.7
CAD East+1,781+97.2
CAD West+2,662+211.2
City South+2,141+105.9
Lower North Adelaide+118+10.3
South East Corner+641+30.0
South West Corner+735+84.0
Upper North Adelaide+378+16.0

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 20,086 2035 Total dwellings: 19,735 2034 Total dwellings: 19,384 2033 Total dwellings: 19,033 2032 Total dwellings: 18,682 2031 Total dwellings: 18,331 2030 Total dwellings: 17,980 2029 Total dwellings: 17,629 2028 Total dwellings: 17,278 2027 Total dwellings: 16,902 2026 Total dwellings: 16,526 2025 Total dwellings: 16,145 2024 Total dwellings: 15,741 2023 Total dwellings: 15,249 2022 Total dwellings: 14,826 2021 Total dwellings: 14,325 2020 Total dwellings: 13,883 2019 Total dwellings: 13,308 2018 Total dwellings: 12,790 2017 Total dwellings: 12,033 2036 Total dwellings: 20,086 2035 Total dwellings: 19,735 2034 Total dwellings: 19,384 2033 Total dwellings: 19,033 2032 Total dwellings: 18,682 2031 Total dwellings: 18,331 2030 Total dwellings: 17,980 2029 Total dwellings: 17,629 2028 Total dwellings: 17,278 2027 Total dwellings: 16,902 2026 Total dwellings: 16,526 2025 Total dwellings: 16,145 2024 Total dwellings: 15,741 2023 Total dwellings: 15,249 2022 Total dwellings: 14,826 2021 Total dwellings: 14,325 2020 Total dwellings: 13,883 2019 Total dwellings: 13,308 2018 Total dwellings: 12,790 2017 Total dwellings: 12,033 2036 Forecast development: 351 2035 Forecast development: 351 2034 Forecast development: 351 2033 Forecast development: 351 2032 Forecast development: 351 2031 Forecast development: 351 2030 Forecast development: 351 2029 Forecast development: 351 2028 Forecast development: 376 2027 Forecast development: 376 2026 Forecast development: 381 2025 Forecast development: 404 2024 Forecast development: 492 2023 Forecast development: 423 2022 Forecast development: 501 2021 Forecast development: 442 2020 Forecast development: 575 2019 Forecast development: 518 2018 Forecast development: 757 2017 Forecast development: 403
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
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