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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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Inner West Council area

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Inner West Council area will increase by an average of 853 dwellings per annum to 98,198 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 Inner West Council area. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Inner West Council areaChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
Inner West Council area+17,057+21.0
Annandale+361+8.3
Ashfield (North)+95+1.7
Ashfield (South)+2,028+44.3
Balmain+193+3.8
Balmain East+15+1.5
Birchgrove+8+0.5
Camperdown+375+21.8
Croydon+614+29.7
Dulwich Hill+1,047+16.7
Enmore+54+2.9
Haberfield+29+1.2
Leichhardt+3,385+53.6
Lewisham+1,087+72.6
Lilyfield+114+3.5
Marrickville (North)+906+13.2
Marrickville (South)+2,957+65.0
Newtown+153+3.8
Petersham+790+21.2
Rozelle+173+4.1
St Peters - Sydenham+1,538+78.4
Stanmore+302+8.4
Summer Hill+759+22.4
Tempe+74+5.4
Marrickville (Suburb)+3,863+33.8

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

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 98,198 2035 Total dwellings: 97,565 2034 Total dwellings: 96,918 2033 Total dwellings: 96,278 2032 Total dwellings: 95,608 2031 Total dwellings: 95,014 2030 Total dwellings: 94,361 2029 Total dwellings: 93,777 2028 Total dwellings: 93,182 2027 Total dwellings: 92,539 2026 Total dwellings: 91,743 2025 Total dwellings: 90,800 2024 Total dwellings: 89,897 2023 Total dwellings: 88,788 2022 Total dwellings: 87,697 2021 Total dwellings: 86,632 2020 Total dwellings: 85,404 2019 Total dwellings: 84,206 2018 Total dwellings: 83,172 2017 Total dwellings: 82,191 2036 Total dwellings: 98,198 2035 Total dwellings: 97,565 2034 Total dwellings: 96,918 2033 Total dwellings: 96,278 2032 Total dwellings: 95,608 2031 Total dwellings: 95,014 2030 Total dwellings: 94,361 2029 Total dwellings: 93,777 2028 Total dwellings: 93,182 2027 Total dwellings: 92,539 2026 Total dwellings: 91,743 2025 Total dwellings: 90,800 2024 Total dwellings: 89,897 2023 Total dwellings: 88,788 2022 Total dwellings: 87,697 2021 Total dwellings: 86,632 2020 Total dwellings: 85,404 2019 Total dwellings: 84,206 2018 Total dwellings: 83,172 2017 Total dwellings: 82,191 2036 Forecast development: 633 2035 Forecast development: 647 2034 Forecast development: 640 2033 Forecast development: 670 2032 Forecast development: 594 2031 Forecast development: 653 2030 Forecast development: 584 2029 Forecast development: 595 2028 Forecast development: 643 2027 Forecast development: 796 2026 Forecast development: 943 2025 Forecast development: 903 2024 Forecast development: 1,109 2023 Forecast development: 1,091 2022 Forecast development: 1,065 2021 Forecast development: 1,228 2020 Forecast development: 1,198 2019 Forecast development: 1,034 2018 Forecast development: 981 2017 Forecast development: 1,050
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
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