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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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Fraser Coast Regional

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Fraser Coast Regional will increase by an average of 1,005 dwellings per annum to 69,039 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 Fraser Coast Regional. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Fraser Coast RegionalChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Fraser Coast Regional+20,103+41.1
Booral - River Heads+510+37.9
Burrum Heads - Toogoom+1,560+63.6
Dundowran Beach - Craignish+2,196+138.3
Great Sandy Strait - Fraser Island+183+14.5
Hervey Bay - North East+1,694+10.8
Hervey Bay - South West+6,502+85.4
Maryborough - Granville+660+7.6
Nikenbah - Dundowran Future Growth Area+3,906+669.8
Northern Hinterland+1,100+37.0
Southern Hinterland+574+21.9
Tinana+564+23.9
Western Hinterland+654+37.4

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 69,039 2035 Total dwellings: 67,940 2034 Total dwellings: 66,841 2033 Total dwellings: 65,748 2032 Total dwellings: 64,649 2031 Total dwellings: 63,557 2030 Total dwellings: 62,460 2029 Total dwellings: 61,365 2028 Total dwellings: 60,278 2027 Total dwellings: 59,212 2026 Total dwellings: 58,153 2025 Total dwellings: 57,100 2024 Total dwellings: 56,072 2023 Total dwellings: 55,055 2022 Total dwellings: 54,043 2021 Total dwellings: 53,078 2020 Total dwellings: 52,147 2019 Total dwellings: 51,257 2018 Total dwellings: 50,422 2017 Total dwellings: 49,659 2036 Total dwellings: 69,039 2035 Total dwellings: 67,940 2034 Total dwellings: 66,841 2033 Total dwellings: 65,748 2032 Total dwellings: 64,649 2031 Total dwellings: 63,557 2030 Total dwellings: 62,460 2029 Total dwellings: 61,365 2028 Total dwellings: 60,278 2027 Total dwellings: 59,212 2026 Total dwellings: 58,153 2025 Total dwellings: 57,100 2024 Total dwellings: 56,072 2023 Total dwellings: 55,055 2022 Total dwellings: 54,043 2021 Total dwellings: 53,078 2020 Total dwellings: 52,147 2019 Total dwellings: 51,257 2018 Total dwellings: 50,422 2017 Total dwellings: 49,659 2036 Forecast development: 1,099 2035 Forecast development: 1,099 2034 Forecast development: 1,093 2033 Forecast development: 1,099 2032 Forecast development: 1,092 2031 Forecast development: 1,097 2030 Forecast development: 1,095 2029 Forecast development: 1,087 2028 Forecast development: 1,066 2027 Forecast development: 1,059 2026 Forecast development: 1,053 2025 Forecast development: 1,028 2024 Forecast development: 1,017 2023 Forecast development: 1,012 2022 Forecast development: 965 2021 Forecast development: 931 2020 Forecast development: 890 2019 Forecast development: 835 2018 Forecast development: 763 2017 Forecast development: 723
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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