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Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Blue Mountains City will increase by an average of 149 dwellings per annum to 37,228 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, 2011 to 2036
Blue Mountains CityChange in dwellings between 2011 and 2036
Areanumber%
Blue Mountains City+3,725+11.1
Blackheath - Western Townships+348+9.9
Blaxland+372+13.3
Faulconbridge+91+5.8
Glenbrook - Lapstone+124+5.5
Hazelbrook+266+13.8
Katoomba - Medlow Bath+916+19.6
Lawson - Bullaburra+238+13.7
Leura+332+14.4
Mount Riverview+37+3.3
Springwood - Valley Heights+335+8.4
Warrimoo+50+5.8
Wentworth Falls+251+8.6
Winmalee - Yellow Rock+215+7.5
Woodford - Linden+150+15.0

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2016.

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 37,228 2035 Total dwellings: 37,064 2034 Total dwellings: 36,901 2033 Total dwellings: 36,738 2032 Total dwellings: 36,574 2031 Total dwellings: 36,412 2030 Total dwellings: 36,254 2029 Total dwellings: 36,096 2028 Total dwellings: 35,935 2027 Total dwellings: 35,774 2026 Total dwellings: 35,614 2025 Total dwellings: 35,455 2024 Total dwellings: 35,293 2023 Total dwellings: 35,123 2022 Total dwellings: 34,965 2021 Total dwellings: 34,802 2020 Total dwellings: 34,641 2019 Total dwellings: 34,484 2018 Total dwellings: 34,335 2017 Total dwellings: 34,183 2016 Total dwellings: 33,990 2015 Total dwellings: 33,822 2014 Total dwellings: 33,699 2013 Total dwellings: 33,740 2012 Total dwellings: 33,617 2036 Total dwellings: 37,228 2035 Total dwellings: 37,064 2034 Total dwellings: 36,901 2033 Total dwellings: 36,738 2032 Total dwellings: 36,574 2031 Total dwellings: 36,412 2030 Total dwellings: 36,254 2029 Total dwellings: 36,096 2028 Total dwellings: 35,935 2027 Total dwellings: 35,774 2026 Total dwellings: 35,614 2025 Total dwellings: 35,455 2024 Total dwellings: 35,293 2023 Total dwellings: 35,123 2022 Total dwellings: 34,965 2021 Total dwellings: 34,802 2020 Total dwellings: 34,641 2019 Total dwellings: 34,484 2018 Total dwellings: 34,335 2017 Total dwellings: 34,183 2016 Total dwellings: 33,990 2015 Total dwellings: 33,822 2014 Total dwellings: 33,699 2013 Total dwellings: 33,740 2012 Total dwellings: 33,617 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 2016 Forecast development: 168 2015 Forecast development: 123 2014 Forecast development: -41 2013 Forecast development: 123 2012 Forecast development: 114
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.
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