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City of Greater BendigoPopulation forecast

City of Greater Bendigo

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in City of Greater Bendigo will increase by an average of 897 dwellings per annum to 67,545 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 Greater Bendigo. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
City of Greater BendigoChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
City of Greater Bendigo+17,944+36.2
Bendigo+1,391+45.3
Eaglehawk - Eaglehawk North - Sailors Gully+486+16.2
East Bendigo+263+23.6
Elmore - Rural North+198+12.8
Epsom - Ascot+404+20.8
Flora Hill - Quarry Hill - Spring Gully - Golden Gully+246+5.6
Golden Square+703+17.1
Heathcote & District+264+11.6
Huntly+2,802+198.7
Kangaroo Flat - Big Hill+1,036+20.9
Kennington+168+6.1
Long Gully - West Bendigo - Ironbark+218+9.3
Maiden Gully+2,385+140.3
Marong - Rural West+1,933+111.6
North Bendigo - California Gully+474+11.7
Rural East+918+31.2
Strathdale+174+6.9
Strathfieldsaye+2,682+142.6
White Hills - Jackass Flat+1,199+65.3
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

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