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South West GroupPopulation forecast

South West Group

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in South West Group will increase by an average of 4,103 dwellings per annum to 252,179 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 South West Group. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
South West GroupChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
South West Group+82,060+48.2
Town of East Fremantle+1,166+35.2
City of Fremantle+6,058+41.2
City of Kwinana+15,509+100.2
City of Melville+10,071+24.1
City of Rockingham+25,854+50.2
City of Cockburn+23,402+54.0
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

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