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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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Wollongong City

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Wollongong City will increase by an average of 977 dwellings per annum to 104,567 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, 2016 to 2036
Wollongong CityChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Wollongong City+19,542+23.0
Austinmer+48+4.6
Avondale - Cleveland+1,914+257.1
Balgownie - Tarrawanna - Fernhill+187+5.2
Bellambi+21+1.1
Berkeley+227+7.3
Bulli+488+20.2
Coniston - Mount Saint Thomas+41+2.5
Cordeaux Heights - Mount Kembla - Kembla Heights+147+7.7
Corrimal+786+26.9
Cringila+43+5.4
Dapto - Brownsville+887+18.9
Dombarton - Wongawilli - Huntley+2,862+2399.0
East Corrimal+31+2.0
Fairy Meadow+165+5.0
Farmborough Heights+80+5.4
Figtree+438+10.0
Gwynneville+63+5.6
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford+451+18.9
Horsley+1,538+56.4
Kanahooka+255+11.4
Keiraville - Mount Keira+157+7.7
Kembla Grange+2,642+2929.0
Koonawarra+357+25.7
Lake Heights+110+6.8
Mangerton+49+4.2
Marshall Mount - Haywards Bay - Yallah+557+130.1
Mount Ousley - Mount Pleasant+55+5.1
North Wollongong+129+10.7
Port Kembla - Spring Hill+75+3.3
Stanwell Park - Stanwell Tops - Coalcliff and surrounds+74+9.0
Thirroul+109+4.4
Towradgi+55+3.9
Unanderra+33+1.4
Warrawong+178+8.4
West Wollongong+83+3.9
Windang - Primbee+87+4.1
Wollongong+3,838+39.6
Wombarra - Coledale - Scarborough - Clifton+51+4.9
Woonona - Russell Vale+231+4.1

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 104,567 2035 Total dwellings: 103,634 2034 Total dwellings: 102,696 2033 Total dwellings: 101,748 2032 Total dwellings: 100,802 2031 Total dwellings: 99,869 2030 Total dwellings: 98,933 2029 Total dwellings: 97,981 2028 Total dwellings: 97,036 2027 Total dwellings: 96,093 2026 Total dwellings: 95,150 2025 Total dwellings: 94,213 2024 Total dwellings: 93,287 2023 Total dwellings: 92,356 2022 Total dwellings: 91,426 2021 Total dwellings: 90,466 2020 Total dwellings: 89,453 2019 Total dwellings: 88,384 2018 Total dwellings: 87,374 2017 Total dwellings: 86,273 2036 Total dwellings: 104,567 2035 Total dwellings: 103,634 2034 Total dwellings: 102,696 2033 Total dwellings: 101,748 2032 Total dwellings: 100,802 2031 Total dwellings: 99,869 2030 Total dwellings: 98,933 2029 Total dwellings: 97,981 2028 Total dwellings: 97,036 2027 Total dwellings: 96,093 2026 Total dwellings: 95,150 2025 Total dwellings: 94,213 2024 Total dwellings: 93,287 2023 Total dwellings: 92,356 2022 Total dwellings: 91,426 2021 Total dwellings: 90,466 2020 Total dwellings: 89,453 2019 Total dwellings: 88,384 2018 Total dwellings: 87,374 2017 Total dwellings: 86,273 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: 945 2028 Forecast development: 943 2027 Forecast development: 943 2026 Forecast development: 937 2025 Forecast development: 926 2024 Forecast development: 931 2023 Forecast development: 930 2022 Forecast development: 960 2021 Forecast development: 1,013 2020 Forecast development: 1,069 2019 Forecast development: 1,010 2018 Forecast development: 1,101 2017 Forecast development: 1,248
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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