Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Gosford City will increase by an average of 470 dwellings per annum to 86,267 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 Gosford City. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.
|Forecast residential development, 2011 to 2036|
|Gosford City||Change in dwellings between 2011 and 2036|
|Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach||+472||+10.4||100||4526||4684||4998|
|East Gosford - Point Frederick - Springfield||+804||+17.6||130||4560||4829||5364|
|Erina - Green Point||+571||+12.1||140||4738||5006||5309|
|Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay||+670||+19.4||150||3451||3716||4121|
|Forresters Beach - Wamberal - Terrigal - North Avoca||+1,114||+11.4||160||9744||10312||10858|
|Gosford - West Gosford||+2,791||+100.1||170||2787||3977||5578|
|Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights||+137||+15.5||180||885||929||1022|
|Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay||+327||+14.6||210||2242||2341||2569|
|Lisarow - Mount Elliot||+333||+18.7||220||1785||1913||2118|
|Narara - Niagara Park||+392||+9.7||230||4025||4235||4417|
|North Gosford - Wyoming||+944||+16.5||240||5712||6237||6656|
|Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong||+114||+4.2||250||2695||2731||2809|
|Woy Woy - Blackwall||+855||+14.6||270||5873||6224||6728|
|Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown||+150||+5.2||280||2864||2925||3014|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, September 2014.