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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 Blue Mountains City will increase by an average of 162 dwellings per annum to 37,736 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 Blue Mountains City. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Blue Mountains CityChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Blue Mountains City+3,238+9.4
Blackheath - Western Townships+299+8.2
Blaxland+305+10.6
Faulconbridge+73+4.7
Glenbrook - Lapstone+99+4.4
Hazelbrook+205+10.1
Katoomba - Medlow Bath+792+16.0
Lawson - Bullaburra+186+10.7
Leura+270+10.6
Mount Riverview+32+2.9
Springwood - Valley Heights+302+7.5
Warrimoo+40+4.5
Wentworth Falls+201+6.7
Winmalee - Yellow Rock+314+11.1
Woodford - Linden+120+11.9

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 37,736 2035 Total dwellings: 37,572 2034 Total dwellings: 37,409 2033 Total dwellings: 37,246 2032 Total dwellings: 37,082 2031 Total dwellings: 36,920 2030 Total dwellings: 36,762 2029 Total dwellings: 36,604 2028 Total dwellings: 36,443 2027 Total dwellings: 36,282 2026 Total dwellings: 36,122 2025 Total dwellings: 35,963 2024 Total dwellings: 35,801 2023 Total dwellings: 35,631 2022 Total dwellings: 35,473 2021 Total dwellings: 35,310 2020 Total dwellings: 35,149 2019 Total dwellings: 34,992 2018 Total dwellings: 34,843 2017 Total dwellings: 34,691 2036 Total dwellings: 37,736 2035 Total dwellings: 37,572 2034 Total dwellings: 37,409 2033 Total dwellings: 37,246 2032 Total dwellings: 37,082 2031 Total dwellings: 36,920 2030 Total dwellings: 36,762 2029 Total dwellings: 36,604 2028 Total dwellings: 36,443 2027 Total dwellings: 36,282 2026 Total dwellings: 36,122 2025 Total dwellings: 35,963 2024 Total dwellings: 35,801 2023 Total dwellings: 35,631 2022 Total dwellings: 35,473 2021 Total dwellings: 35,310 2020 Total dwellings: 35,149 2019 Total dwellings: 34,992 2018 Total dwellings: 34,843 2017 Total dwellings: 34,691 2036 Forecast development: 164 2035 Forecast development: 163 2034 Forecast development: 163 2033 Forecast development: 164 2032 Forecast development: 162 2031 Forecast development: 158 2030 Forecast development: 158 2029 Forecast development: 161 2028 Forecast development: 161 2027 Forecast development: 160 2026 Forecast development: 159 2025 Forecast development: 162 2024 Forecast development: 170 2023 Forecast development: 158 2022 Forecast development: 163 2021 Forecast development: 161 2020 Forecast development: 157 2019 Forecast development: 149 2018 Forecast development: 152 2017 Forecast development: 193
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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