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Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Wollongong City will increase by an average of 933 dwellings per annum to 104,497 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 Wollongong City. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2011 to 2036
Wollongong CityChange in dwellings between 2011 and 2036
Areanumber%
Wollongong City+23,336+28.8
Austinmer+85+8.3
Avondale - Cleveland+1,946+287.5
Balgownie - Tarrawanna - Fernhill+270+7.8
Bellambi+38+2.1
Berkeley+345+11.7
Bulli+663+30.0
Coniston - Mount Saint Thomas+60+3.7
Cordeaux Heights - Mount Kembla - Kembla Heights+180+9.6
Corrimal+909+32.1
Cringila+47+6.3
Dapto - Brownsville+953+20.8
Dombarton - Wongawilli - Huntley+2,862+2413.2
East Corrimal+45+3.0
Fairy Meadow+367+11.9
Farmborough Heights+88+6.0
Figtree+648+15.4
Gwynneville+65+5.9
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford+559+23.9
Horsley+1,941+82.8
Kanahooka+413+19.4
Keiraville - Mount Keira+549+28.0
Kembla Grange+2,642+3406.4
Koonawarra+422+32.0
Lake Heights+203+13.7
Mangerton+58+4.8
Marshall Mount - Haywards Bay - Yallah+685+237.7
Mount Ousley - Mount Pleasant+66+6.1
North Wollongong+276+25.8
Port Kembla - Spring Hill+101+4.7
Stanwell Park - Stanwell Tops - Coalcliff and surrounds+81+8.8
Thirroul+238+10.2
Towradgi+85+6.2
Unanderra+63+2.7
Warrawong+186+8.5
West Wollongong+127+6.1
Windang - Primbee+111+5.6
Wollongong+4,472+50.8
Wombarra - Coledale - Scarborough - Clifton+86+8.2
Woonona - Russell Vale+401+7.4

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 104,497 2035 Total dwellings: 103,564 2034 Total dwellings: 102,626 2033 Total dwellings: 101,678 2032 Total dwellings: 100,732 2031 Total dwellings: 99,799 2030 Total dwellings: 98,863 2029 Total dwellings: 97,911 2028 Total dwellings: 96,960 2027 Total dwellings: 96,013 2026 Total dwellings: 95,060 2025 Total dwellings: 94,108 2024 Total dwellings: 93,177 2023 Total dwellings: 92,245 2022 Total dwellings: 91,312 2021 Total dwellings: 90,348 2020 Total dwellings: 89,327 2019 Total dwellings: 88,261 2018 Total dwellings: 87,182 2017 Total dwellings: 86,121 2016 Total dwellings: 85,191 2015 Total dwellings: 84,004 2014 Total dwellings: 83,309 2013 Total dwellings: 82,639 2012 Total dwellings: 81,636 2036 Total dwellings: 104,497 2035 Total dwellings: 103,564 2034 Total dwellings: 102,626 2033 Total dwellings: 101,678 2032 Total dwellings: 100,732 2031 Total dwellings: 99,799 2030 Total dwellings: 98,863 2029 Total dwellings: 97,911 2028 Total dwellings: 96,960 2027 Total dwellings: 96,013 2026 Total dwellings: 95,060 2025 Total dwellings: 94,108 2024 Total dwellings: 93,177 2023 Total dwellings: 92,245 2022 Total dwellings: 91,312 2021 Total dwellings: 90,348 2020 Total dwellings: 89,327 2019 Total dwellings: 88,261 2018 Total dwellings: 87,182 2017 Total dwellings: 86,121 2016 Total dwellings: 85,191 2015 Total dwellings: 84,004 2014 Total dwellings: 83,309 2013 Total dwellings: 82,639 2012 Total dwellings: 81,636 2036 Forecast development: 933 2035 Forecast development: 938 2034 Forecast development: 948 2033 Forecast development: 946 2032 Forecast development: 933 2031 Forecast development: 936 2030 Forecast development: 952 2029 Forecast development: 951 2028 Forecast development: 947 2027 Forecast development: 953 2026 Forecast development: 952 2025 Forecast development: 931 2024 Forecast development: 932 2023 Forecast development: 933 2022 Forecast development: 964 2021 Forecast development: 1,021 2020 Forecast development: 1,066 2019 Forecast development: 1,079 2018 Forecast development: 1,061 2017 Forecast development: 930 2016 Forecast development: 1,187 2015 Forecast development: 695 2014 Forecast development: 670 2013 Forecast development: 1,003 2012 Forecast development: 475
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.
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