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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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Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Canberra Region Joint Organisation will increase by an average of 1,346 dwellings per annum to 137,829 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 Canberra Region Joint Organisation. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Canberra Region Joint OrganisationChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Canberra Region Joint Organisation+26,915+24.3
Bega Valley Shire+3,362+19.0
Eurobodalla Shire+5,132+21.7
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area+3,359+24.4
Hilltops Council area+977+10.9
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area+8,297+34.2
Snowy Monaro Regional Council+1,185+10.1
Upper Lachlan Shire+352+8.1
Yass Valley Council area+4,251+64.8

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 137,829 2035 Total dwellings: 136,156 2034 Total dwellings: 134,480 2033 Total dwellings: 132,798 2032 Total dwellings: 131,149 2031 Total dwellings: 129,673 2030 Total dwellings: 128,305 2029 Total dwellings: 126,940 2028 Total dwellings: 125,591 2027 Total dwellings: 124,286 2026 Total dwellings: 123,018 2025 Total dwellings: 121,770 2024 Total dwellings: 120,517 2023 Total dwellings: 119,245 2022 Total dwellings: 117,976 2021 Total dwellings: 116,742 2020 Total dwellings: 115,546 2019 Total dwellings: 114,327 2018 Total dwellings: 113,140 2017 Total dwellings: 111,989 2036 Total dwellings: 137,829 2035 Total dwellings: 136,156 2034 Total dwellings: 134,480 2033 Total dwellings: 132,798 2032 Total dwellings: 131,149 2031 Total dwellings: 129,673 2030 Total dwellings: 128,305 2029 Total dwellings: 126,940 2028 Total dwellings: 125,591 2027 Total dwellings: 124,286 2026 Total dwellings: 123,018 2025 Total dwellings: 121,770 2024 Total dwellings: 120,517 2023 Total dwellings: 119,245 2022 Total dwellings: 117,976 2021 Total dwellings: 116,742 2020 Total dwellings: 115,546 2019 Total dwellings: 114,327 2018 Total dwellings: 113,140 2017 Total dwellings: 111,989 2036 Forecast development: 1,673 2035 Forecast development: 1,676 2034 Forecast development: 1,682 2033 Forecast development: 1,649 2032 Forecast development: 1,476 2031 Forecast development: 1,368 2030 Forecast development: 1,365 2029 Forecast development: 1,349 2028 Forecast development: 1,305 2027 Forecast development: 1,268 2026 Forecast development: 1,248 2025 Forecast development: 1,253 2024 Forecast development: 1,272 2023 Forecast development: 1,269 2022 Forecast development: 1,234 2021 Forecast development: 1,196 2020 Forecast development: 1,219 2019 Forecast development: 1,187 2018 Forecast development: 1,151 2017 Forecast development: 1,075
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
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