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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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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
Areanumber%
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.

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2036 Total dwellings: 252,179 2035 Total dwellings: 249,170 2034 Total dwellings: 246,057 2033 Total dwellings: 242,844 2032 Total dwellings: 239,518 2031 Total dwellings: 236,135 2030 Total dwellings: 232,670 2029 Total dwellings: 229,055 2028 Total dwellings: 225,300 2027 Total dwellings: 221,329 2026 Total dwellings: 217,254 2025 Total dwellings: 213,117 2024 Total dwellings: 208,969 2023 Total dwellings: 204,672 2022 Total dwellings: 200,212 2021 Total dwellings: 195,579 2020 Total dwellings: 190,810 2019 Total dwellings: 185,816 2018 Total dwellings: 180,556 2017 Total dwellings: 175,331 2036 Total dwellings: 252,179 2035 Total dwellings: 249,170 2034 Total dwellings: 246,057 2033 Total dwellings: 242,844 2032 Total dwellings: 239,518 2031 Total dwellings: 236,135 2030 Total dwellings: 232,670 2029 Total dwellings: 229,055 2028 Total dwellings: 225,300 2027 Total dwellings: 221,329 2026 Total dwellings: 217,254 2025 Total dwellings: 213,117 2024 Total dwellings: 208,969 2023 Total dwellings: 204,672 2022 Total dwellings: 200,212 2021 Total dwellings: 195,579 2020 Total dwellings: 190,810 2019 Total dwellings: 185,816 2018 Total dwellings: 180,556 2017 Total dwellings: 175,331 2036 Forecast development: 3,009 2035 Forecast development: 3,113 2034 Forecast development: 3,213 2033 Forecast development: 3,326 2032 Forecast development: 3,383 2031 Forecast development: 3,465 2030 Forecast development: 3,615 2029 Forecast development: 3,755 2028 Forecast development: 3,971 2027 Forecast development: 4,075 2026 Forecast development: 4,137 2025 Forecast development: 4,148 2024 Forecast development: 4,297 2023 Forecast development: 4,460 2022 Forecast development: 4,633 2021 Forecast development: 4,769 2020 Forecast development: 4,994 2019 Forecast development: 5,260 2018 Forecast development: 5,225 2017 Forecast development: 5,212
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
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