City of Hobsons BayPopulation forecast
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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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Hobsons Bay City

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Hobsons Bay City will increase by an average of 442 dwellings per annum to 46,391 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 Hobsons Bay City. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Hobsons Bay CityChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Hobsons Bay City+8,849+23.6
Altona - Seaholme+856+14.2
Altona Meadows+468+6.1
Altona North+2,882+57.9
Brooklyn+140+15.5
Laverton+956+48.6
Newport East+106+6.1
Newport West+497+14.0
Seabrook+8+0.4
Spotswood - South Kingsville+1,802+85.8
Williamstown+997+20.3
Williamstown North+137+7.5
Newport+603+11.4

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 46,391 2035 Total dwellings: 45,959 2034 Total dwellings: 45,528 2033 Total dwellings: 45,096 2032 Total dwellings: 44,665 2031 Total dwellings: 44,233 2030 Total dwellings: 43,803 2029 Total dwellings: 43,365 2028 Total dwellings: 42,932 2027 Total dwellings: 42,489 2026 Total dwellings: 42,028 2025 Total dwellings: 41,569 2024 Total dwellings: 41,110 2023 Total dwellings: 40,640 2022 Total dwellings: 40,170 2021 Total dwellings: 39,710 2020 Total dwellings: 39,257 2019 Total dwellings: 38,812 2018 Total dwellings: 38,373 2017 Total dwellings: 37,937 2036 Total dwellings: 46,391 2035 Total dwellings: 45,959 2034 Total dwellings: 45,528 2033 Total dwellings: 45,096 2032 Total dwellings: 44,665 2031 Total dwellings: 44,233 2030 Total dwellings: 43,803 2029 Total dwellings: 43,365 2028 Total dwellings: 42,932 2027 Total dwellings: 42,489 2026 Total dwellings: 42,028 2025 Total dwellings: 41,569 2024 Total dwellings: 41,110 2023 Total dwellings: 40,640 2022 Total dwellings: 40,170 2021 Total dwellings: 39,710 2020 Total dwellings: 39,257 2019 Total dwellings: 38,812 2018 Total dwellings: 38,373 2017 Total dwellings: 37,937 2036 Forecast development: 432 2035 Forecast development: 431 2034 Forecast development: 432 2033 Forecast development: 431 2032 Forecast development: 432 2031 Forecast development: 430 2030 Forecast development: 438 2029 Forecast development: 433 2028 Forecast development: 443 2027 Forecast development: 461 2026 Forecast development: 459 2025 Forecast development: 459 2024 Forecast development: 470 2023 Forecast development: 470 2022 Forecast development: 460 2021 Forecast development: 453 2020 Forecast development: 445 2019 Forecast development: 439 2018 Forecast development: 436 2017 Forecast development: 395
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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