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City of SydneyPopulation forecast

City of Sydney

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in City of Sydney will increase by an average of 2,440 dwellings per annum to 171,147 in 2041.

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 Sydney. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2041
City of SydneyChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2041
Areanumber%
City of Sydney+61,008+55.4
CBD - Harbour+6,165+106.4
Chinatown - CBD South+6,613+82.8
Crown - Baptist Streets+3,771+31.8
Glebe Point Road+2,310+19.6
Green Square - City South+22,611+147.7
Harris Street+2,551+28.5
King Street+4,618+45.5
Macleay Street - Woolloomooloo+1,128+8.7
Oxford Street+1,207+11.0
Redfern Street+10,034+69.9
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, February 2019.

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