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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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Central Coast Council area

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Central Coast Council area will increase by an average of 1,909 dwellings per annum to 184,129 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 Central Coast Council area. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Central Coast Council areaChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Central Coast Council area+38,171+26.2
Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach+349+7.6
Bateau Bay+765+14.8
Berkeley Vale - Chittaway - Glenning Valley+530+10.6
Blue Haven+120+5.2
Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point+506+11.3
Charmhaven - Lake Haven+448+16.7
East Gosford - Point Frederick+795+25.0
Erina+628+27.8
Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay+672+18.7
Forresters Beach - Wamberal+546+14.3
Gorokan+344+8.9
Gosford - West Gosford+3,431+121.6
Green Point+213+8.0
Gwandalan - Summerland Point+1,102+40.5
Hamlyn Terrace+1,866+90.8
Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights+42+5.2
Kanwal - Wyongah+1,183+50.7
Kariong+102+4.6
Killarney Vale - Tumbi Umbi+351+7.1
Kincumber+89+2.8
Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay - Killcare+417+9.1
Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay+3,347+86.2
Lisarow - Mt Elliot+262+14.0
Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay+634+12.5
Mannering Park+60+5.4
Mountains+196+10.5
Narara - Niagara Park+313+7.7
Noraville - Norah Head+116+6.4
North Gosford - Wyoming+1,449+24.5
Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy+324+18.3
Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong - Woy Woy Bay+189+5.7
San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra+457+24.9
Springfield+97+6.1
Terrigal - North Avoca+993+15.6
The Entrance - The Entrance North+2,336+52.9
Toukley - Canton Beach+655+22.0
Tuggerah - Mardi+762+34.2
Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point+105+11.6
Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga+529+6.2
Valleys+235+15.0
Wadalba+1,754+162.1
Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge+3,199+898.9
Watanobbi+77+5.2
Woongarah+3,458+208.2
Woy Woy - Blackwall+780+12.7
Wyong+1,151+58.9
Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown+194+6.6

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 184,129 2035 Total dwellings: 182,169 2034 Total dwellings: 180,175 2033 Total dwellings: 178,168 2032 Total dwellings: 176,159 2031 Total dwellings: 174,151 2030 Total dwellings: 172,141 2029 Total dwellings: 170,156 2028 Total dwellings: 168,183 2027 Total dwellings: 166,292 2026 Total dwellings: 164,400 2025 Total dwellings: 162,541 2024 Total dwellings: 160,673 2023 Total dwellings: 158,850 2022 Total dwellings: 156,991 2021 Total dwellings: 155,083 2020 Total dwellings: 153,182 2019 Total dwellings: 151,281 2018 Total dwellings: 149,431 2017 Total dwellings: 147,620 2036 Total dwellings: 184,129 2035 Total dwellings: 182,169 2034 Total dwellings: 180,175 2033 Total dwellings: 178,168 2032 Total dwellings: 176,159 2031 Total dwellings: 174,151 2030 Total dwellings: 172,141 2029 Total dwellings: 170,156 2028 Total dwellings: 168,183 2027 Total dwellings: 166,292 2026 Total dwellings: 164,400 2025 Total dwellings: 162,541 2024 Total dwellings: 160,673 2023 Total dwellings: 158,850 2022 Total dwellings: 156,991 2021 Total dwellings: 155,083 2020 Total dwellings: 153,182 2019 Total dwellings: 151,281 2018 Total dwellings: 149,431 2017 Total dwellings: 147,620 2036 Forecast development: 1,960 2035 Forecast development: 1,994 2034 Forecast development: 2,007 2033 Forecast development: 2,009 2032 Forecast development: 2,008 2031 Forecast development: 2,010 2030 Forecast development: 1,985 2029 Forecast development: 1,973 2028 Forecast development: 1,891 2027 Forecast development: 1,892 2026 Forecast development: 1,859 2025 Forecast development: 1,868 2024 Forecast development: 1,823 2023 Forecast development: 1,859 2022 Forecast development: 1,908 2021 Forecast development: 1,901 2020 Forecast development: 1,901 2019 Forecast development: 1,850 2018 Forecast development: 1,811 2017 Forecast development: 1,662
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
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