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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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City of Perth

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in City of Perth will increase by an average of 531 dwellings per annum to 25,467 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 Perth. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
City of PerthChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Areanumber%
City of Perth+10,621+71.5
Central Perth (East)+2,013+130.0
Central Perth (West)+1,664+83.8
Crawley+8+0.8
East Perth (Claisebrook)+873+40.7
East Perth (Langley)+737+20.1
East Perth (Waterbank)+3,765+548.6
Nedlands--0
Northbridge+1,097+94.2
West Perth+464+25.7

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 25,467 2035 Total dwellings: 25,074 2034 Total dwellings: 24,681 2033 Total dwellings: 24,295 2032 Total dwellings: 23,911 2031 Total dwellings: 23,527 2030 Total dwellings: 23,149 2029 Total dwellings: 22,732 2028 Total dwellings: 22,304 2027 Total dwellings: 21,920 2026 Total dwellings: 21,533 2025 Total dwellings: 21,101 2024 Total dwellings: 20,467 2023 Total dwellings: 19,842 2022 Total dwellings: 19,192 2021 Total dwellings: 18,306 2020 Total dwellings: 17,462 2019 Total dwellings: 16,673 2018 Total dwellings: 15,827 2017 Total dwellings: 15,318 2036 Total dwellings: 25,467 2035 Total dwellings: 25,074 2034 Total dwellings: 24,681 2033 Total dwellings: 24,295 2032 Total dwellings: 23,911 2031 Total dwellings: 23,527 2030 Total dwellings: 23,149 2029 Total dwellings: 22,732 2028 Total dwellings: 22,304 2027 Total dwellings: 21,920 2026 Total dwellings: 21,533 2025 Total dwellings: 21,101 2024 Total dwellings: 20,467 2023 Total dwellings: 19,842 2022 Total dwellings: 19,192 2021 Total dwellings: 18,306 2020 Total dwellings: 17,462 2019 Total dwellings: 16,673 2018 Total dwellings: 15,827 2017 Total dwellings: 15,318 2036 Forecast development: 393 2035 Forecast development: 393 2034 Forecast development: 386 2033 Forecast development: 384 2032 Forecast development: 384 2031 Forecast development: 378 2030 Forecast development: 417 2029 Forecast development: 428 2028 Forecast development: 384 2027 Forecast development: 387 2026 Forecast development: 432 2025 Forecast development: 634 2024 Forecast development: 625 2023 Forecast development: 650 2022 Forecast development: 886 2021 Forecast development: 844 2020 Forecast development: 789 2019 Forecast development: 846 2018 Forecast development: 509 2017 Forecast development: 472
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.
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