Ballina Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

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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Ballina Shire

Dwellings and development map

Between 2016 and 2036, Lennox Head is forecast for the greatest increase in development of new dwellings in Ballina Shire.

Visualising the geographic pattern of growth in dwelling stock across Ballina Shire is a good starting point for assessing the scale and type of change each part of the area is undergoing. Some areas will be experiencing significant growth in new dwellings, either through greenfield development or densification and renewal.

However it would be a mistake to assume that areas not experiencing significant housing development are not undergoing change. Other processes will be at work such as the aging-in-place of the existing population and changing household structures. The age structure and household type maps will uncover these population shifts.

Forecast dwellings and development
Ballina Shire20162036Change between 2016 and 2036
Ballina Shire19,356100.023,702100.0+4,346+22.5
Ballina (Island)3,90320.24,19917.7+296+7.6
Ballina (North)7684.01,0704.5+302+39.3
Cumbalum - Tintenbar8094.21,5456.5+736+91.0
East Ballina2,78114.42,86112.1+80+2.9
Lennox Head2,85314.73,98116.8+1,128+39.5
Skennars Head5252.71,1244.7+599+114.2
Teven - Newrybar - Rural North9354.81,0154.3+80+8.6
Wardell - Rural South1,5037.81,5836.7+80+5.3
West Ballina1,4607.51,5866.7+126+8.6
Wollongbar - Mcleans Ridges1,1976.21,9978.4+800+66.8

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