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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 Ballarat will increase by an average of 884 dwellings per annum to 63,323 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 Ballarat. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
City of BallaratChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
City of Ballarat+17,671+38.7
Alfredton+2,180+60.9
Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington+445+9.7
Ballarat East - Eureka - Warrenheip+351+12.9
Ballarat North - Invermay Park+203+7.8
Bonshaw - Smythes Creek+1,665+926.2
Buninyong - Rural South+285+16.7
Cardigan - Lucas - Bunkers Hill+3,121+408.4
Delacombe+3,486+135.7
Golden Point - Mount Pleasant - Canadian+817+21.7
Lake Wendouree (North) - Lake Gardens+135+11.7
Miners Rest - Mitchell Park+784+48.0
Mount Clear - Mount Helen+978+40.1
Rural East+677+76.1
Rural West+173+20.3
Sebastopol - Redan+1,676+25.5
Soldiers Hill - Black Hill - Nerrina (South) - Brown Hill (West)+393+8.8
Wendouree+302+5.8
Ballarat West Growth Area+10,452+147.3

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 63,323 2035 Total dwellings: 62,409 2034 Total dwellings: 61,501 2033 Total dwellings: 60,610 2032 Total dwellings: 59,706 2031 Total dwellings: 58,793 2030 Total dwellings: 57,910 2029 Total dwellings: 56,999 2028 Total dwellings: 56,097 2027 Total dwellings: 55,217 2026 Total dwellings: 54,359 2025 Total dwellings: 53,498 2024 Total dwellings: 52,624 2023 Total dwellings: 51,746 2022 Total dwellings: 50,851 2021 Total dwellings: 49,981 2020 Total dwellings: 49,098 2019 Total dwellings: 48,207 2018 Total dwellings: 47,326 2017 Total dwellings: 46,432 2036 Total dwellings: 63,323 2035 Total dwellings: 62,409 2034 Total dwellings: 61,501 2033 Total dwellings: 60,610 2032 Total dwellings: 59,706 2031 Total dwellings: 58,793 2030 Total dwellings: 57,910 2029 Total dwellings: 56,999 2028 Total dwellings: 56,097 2027 Total dwellings: 55,217 2026 Total dwellings: 54,359 2025 Total dwellings: 53,498 2024 Total dwellings: 52,624 2023 Total dwellings: 51,746 2022 Total dwellings: 50,851 2021 Total dwellings: 49,981 2020 Total dwellings: 49,098 2019 Total dwellings: 48,207 2018 Total dwellings: 47,326 2017 Total dwellings: 46,432 2036 Forecast development: 914 2035 Forecast development: 908 2034 Forecast development: 891 2033 Forecast development: 904 2032 Forecast development: 913 2031 Forecast development: 883 2030 Forecast development: 911 2029 Forecast development: 902 2028 Forecast development: 880 2027 Forecast development: 858 2026 Forecast development: 861 2025 Forecast development: 874 2024 Forecast development: 878 2023 Forecast development: 895 2022 Forecast development: 870 2021 Forecast development: 883 2020 Forecast development: 891 2019 Forecast development: 881 2018 Forecast development: 894 2017 Forecast development: 780
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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