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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.

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2041 Total dwellings: 171,147 2040 Total dwellings: 169,758 2039 Total dwellings: 168,369 2038 Total dwellings: 166,947 2037 Total dwellings: 165,508 2036 Total dwellings: 164,069 2035 Total dwellings: 162,528 2034 Total dwellings: 160,949 2033 Total dwellings: 159,335 2032 Total dwellings: 157,648 2031 Total dwellings: 155,913 2030 Total dwellings: 154,064 2029 Total dwellings: 152,090 2028 Total dwellings: 149,964 2027 Total dwellings: 147,700 2026 Total dwellings: 145,354 2025 Total dwellings: 142,659 2024 Total dwellings: 139,707 2023 Total dwellings: 136,637 2022 Total dwellings: 133,411 2021 Total dwellings: 129,628 2020 Total dwellings: 125,553 2019 Total dwellings: 120,901 2018 Total dwellings: 116,439 2017 Total dwellings: 112,909 2041 Total dwellings: 171,147 2040 Total dwellings: 169,758 2039 Total dwellings: 168,369 2038 Total dwellings: 166,947 2037 Total dwellings: 165,508 2036 Total dwellings: 164,069 2035 Total dwellings: 162,528 2034 Total dwellings: 160,949 2033 Total dwellings: 159,335 2032 Total dwellings: 157,648 2031 Total dwellings: 155,913 2030 Total dwellings: 154,064 2029 Total dwellings: 152,090 2028 Total dwellings: 149,964 2027 Total dwellings: 147,700 2026 Total dwellings: 145,354 2025 Total dwellings: 142,659 2024 Total dwellings: 139,707 2023 Total dwellings: 136,637 2022 Total dwellings: 133,411 2021 Total dwellings: 129,628 2020 Total dwellings: 125,553 2019 Total dwellings: 120,901 2018 Total dwellings: 116,439 2017 Total dwellings: 112,909 2041 Forecast development: 1,389 2040 Forecast development: 1,389 2039 Forecast development: 1,422 2038 Forecast development: 1,439 2037 Forecast development: 1,439 2036 Forecast development: 1,541 2035 Forecast development: 1,579 2034 Forecast development: 1,614 2033 Forecast development: 1,687 2032 Forecast development: 1,735 2031 Forecast development: 1,849 2030 Forecast development: 1,974 2029 Forecast development: 2,126 2028 Forecast development: 2,264 2027 Forecast development: 2,346 2026 Forecast development: 2,695 2025 Forecast development: 2,952 2024 Forecast development: 3,070 2023 Forecast development: 3,226 2022 Forecast development: 3,783 2021 Forecast development: 4,075 2020 Forecast development: 4,652 2019 Forecast development: 4,462 2018 Forecast development: 3,530 2017 Forecast development: 2,770
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.
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