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Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in City of Sydney will increase by an average of 2,598 dwellings per annum to 159,982 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, 2011 to 2036
City of SydneyChange in dwellings between 2011 and 2036
Areanumber%
City of Sydney+64,957+68.4
CBD - Harbour+6,405+118.0
Chinatown - CBD South+4,849+66.0
Crown - Baptist Streets+2,725+23.6
Glebe Point Road+3,505+34.1
Green Square - City South+25,390+276.4
Harris Street+3,742+43.9
King Street+4,045+45.9
Macleay Street - Woolloomooloo+1,334+10.5
Oxford Street+1,606+15.4
Redfern Street+11,356+105.5

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 159,982 2035 Total dwellings: 157,690 2034 Total dwellings: 155,364 2033 Total dwellings: 153,068 2032 Total dwellings: 150,584 2031 Total dwellings: 148,257 2030 Total dwellings: 145,860 2029 Total dwellings: 143,407 2028 Total dwellings: 140,547 2027 Total dwellings: 137,670 2026 Total dwellings: 134,964 2025 Total dwellings: 131,833 2024 Total dwellings: 128,721 2023 Total dwellings: 125,786 2022 Total dwellings: 122,945 2021 Total dwellings: 120,660 2020 Total dwellings: 117,990 2019 Total dwellings: 115,574 2018 Total dwellings: 113,612 2017 Total dwellings: 110,957 2016 Total dwellings: 107,807 2015 Total dwellings: 104,108 2014 Total dwellings: 100,231 2013 Total dwellings: 97,805 2012 Total dwellings: 96,213 2036 Total dwellings: 159,982 2035 Total dwellings: 157,690 2034 Total dwellings: 155,364 2033 Total dwellings: 153,068 2032 Total dwellings: 150,584 2031 Total dwellings: 148,257 2030 Total dwellings: 145,860 2029 Total dwellings: 143,407 2028 Total dwellings: 140,547 2027 Total dwellings: 137,670 2026 Total dwellings: 134,964 2025 Total dwellings: 131,833 2024 Total dwellings: 128,721 2023 Total dwellings: 125,786 2022 Total dwellings: 122,945 2021 Total dwellings: 120,660 2020 Total dwellings: 117,990 2019 Total dwellings: 115,574 2018 Total dwellings: 113,612 2017 Total dwellings: 110,957 2016 Total dwellings: 107,807 2015 Total dwellings: 104,108 2014 Total dwellings: 100,231 2013 Total dwellings: 97,805 2012 Total dwellings: 96,213 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 2016 Forecast development: 3,699 2015 Forecast development: 3,877 2014 Forecast development: 2,426 2013 Forecast development: 1,592 2012 Forecast development: 1,188
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2016.
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