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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 City of Sydney will increase by an average of 2,609 dwellings per annum to 162,988 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 City of Sydney. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
City of SydneyChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
City of Sydney+52,175+47.1
CBD - Harbour+6,227+107.0
Chinatown - CBD South+4,092+50.8
Crown - Baptist Streets+2,578+21.6
Glebe Point Road+2,131+18.0
Green Square - City South+19,138+124.2
Harris Street+3,273+36.4
King Street+3,573+34.8
Macleay Street - Woolloomooloo+996+7.6
Oxford Street+984+8.9
Redfern Street+9,183+63.9

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 162,988 2035 Total dwellings: 160,696 2034 Total dwellings: 158,370 2033 Total dwellings: 156,074 2032 Total dwellings: 153,590 2031 Total dwellings: 151,263 2030 Total dwellings: 148,866 2029 Total dwellings: 146,413 2028 Total dwellings: 143,553 2027 Total dwellings: 140,676 2026 Total dwellings: 137,970 2025 Total dwellings: 134,839 2024 Total dwellings: 131,727 2023 Total dwellings: 128,792 2022 Total dwellings: 125,951 2021 Total dwellings: 123,666 2020 Total dwellings: 120,996 2019 Total dwellings: 118,580 2018 Total dwellings: 116,618 2017 Total dwellings: 113,963 2036 Total dwellings: 162,988 2035 Total dwellings: 160,696 2034 Total dwellings: 158,370 2033 Total dwellings: 156,074 2032 Total dwellings: 153,590 2031 Total dwellings: 151,263 2030 Total dwellings: 148,866 2029 Total dwellings: 146,413 2028 Total dwellings: 143,553 2027 Total dwellings: 140,676 2026 Total dwellings: 137,970 2025 Total dwellings: 134,839 2024 Total dwellings: 131,727 2023 Total dwellings: 128,792 2022 Total dwellings: 125,951 2021 Total dwellings: 123,666 2020 Total dwellings: 120,996 2019 Total dwellings: 118,580 2018 Total dwellings: 116,618 2017 Total dwellings: 113,963 2036 Forecast development: 2,292 2035 Forecast development: 2,326 2034 Forecast development: 2,296 2033 Forecast development: 2,484 2032 Forecast development: 2,327 2031 Forecast development: 2,397 2030 Forecast development: 2,453 2029 Forecast development: 2,860 2028 Forecast development: 2,877 2027 Forecast development: 2,706 2026 Forecast development: 3,131 2025 Forecast development: 3,112 2024 Forecast development: 2,935 2023 Forecast development: 2,841 2022 Forecast development: 2,285 2021 Forecast development: 2,670 2020 Forecast development: 2,416 2019 Forecast development: 1,962 2018 Forecast development: 2,655 2017 Forecast development: 3,150
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
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