Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation 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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Rockhampton Regional Council

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Rockhampton Regional Council will increase by an average of 590 dwellings per annum to 47,029 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 Rockhampton Regional Council. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Rockhampton Regional CouncilChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Rockhampton Regional Council+11,794+33.5
Allenstown+178+11.1
Berserker & The Common+319+9.2
Frenchville+217+5.7
Gracemere (North)+976+53.0
Gracemere (South)+2,245+83.3
Kawana+422+22.8
Koongal - Lakes Creek+269+13.0
Mount Morgan District+40+2.5
Norman Gardens+1,710+42.0
Park Avenue+71+3.0
Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer+3,868+361.4
Rockhampton City & Depot Hill+1,005+62.7
Rural South East+100+9.1
Rural West+160+12.6
The Range+94+4.5
Wandal & West Rockhampton+120+4.4

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 47,029 2035 Total dwellings: 46,388 2034 Total dwellings: 45,747 2033 Total dwellings: 45,116 2032 Total dwellings: 44,485 2031 Total dwellings: 43,864 2030 Total dwellings: 43,231 2029 Total dwellings: 42,598 2028 Total dwellings: 41,974 2027 Total dwellings: 41,372 2026 Total dwellings: 40,778 2025 Total dwellings: 40,188 2024 Total dwellings: 39,608 2023 Total dwellings: 39,049 2022 Total dwellings: 38,493 2021 Total dwellings: 37,947 2020 Total dwellings: 37,412 2019 Total dwellings: 36,869 2018 Total dwellings: 36,319 2017 Total dwellings: 35,762 2036 Total dwellings: 47,029 2035 Total dwellings: 46,388 2034 Total dwellings: 45,747 2033 Total dwellings: 45,116 2032 Total dwellings: 44,485 2031 Total dwellings: 43,864 2030 Total dwellings: 43,231 2029 Total dwellings: 42,598 2028 Total dwellings: 41,974 2027 Total dwellings: 41,372 2026 Total dwellings: 40,778 2025 Total dwellings: 40,188 2024 Total dwellings: 39,608 2023 Total dwellings: 39,049 2022 Total dwellings: 38,493 2021 Total dwellings: 37,947 2020 Total dwellings: 37,412 2019 Total dwellings: 36,869 2018 Total dwellings: 36,319 2017 Total dwellings: 35,762 2036 Forecast development: 641 2035 Forecast development: 641 2034 Forecast development: 631 2033 Forecast development: 631 2032 Forecast development: 621 2031 Forecast development: 633 2030 Forecast development: 633 2029 Forecast development: 624 2028 Forecast development: 602 2027 Forecast development: 594 2026 Forecast development: 590 2025 Forecast development: 580 2024 Forecast development: 559 2023 Forecast development: 556 2022 Forecast development: 546 2021 Forecast development: 535 2020 Forecast development: 543 2019 Forecast development: 550 2018 Forecast development: 557 2017 Forecast development: 527
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
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