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Chinatown - CBD South

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Chinatown - CBD South will increase by an average of 265 dwellings per annum to 14,596 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.

Principal land developments and infill assumptions 2016-2041:

  • Assumptions are based on information on development sites and capacities derived from City of Sydney databases and the Department of Planning's Metropolitan Development Program
Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2041 Total dwellings: 14,596 2040 Total dwellings: 14,456 2039 Total dwellings: 14,316 2038 Total dwellings: 14,176 2037 Total dwellings: 14,036 2036 Total dwellings: 13,896 2035 Total dwellings: 13,736 2034 Total dwellings: 13,576 2033 Total dwellings: 13,416 2032 Total dwellings: 13,256 2031 Total dwellings: 13,096 2030 Total dwellings: 12,916 2029 Total dwellings: 12,736 2028 Total dwellings: 12,514 2027 Total dwellings: 12,294 2026 Total dwellings: 12,014 2025 Total dwellings: 11,828 2024 Total dwellings: 11,645 2023 Total dwellings: 11,385 2022 Total dwellings: 10,993 2021 Total dwellings: 10,478 2020 Total dwellings: 9,997 2019 Total dwellings: 9,271 2018 Total dwellings: 8,787 2017 Total dwellings: 8,522 2041 Total dwellings: 14,596 2040 Total dwellings: 14,456 2039 Total dwellings: 14,316 2038 Total dwellings: 14,176 2037 Total dwellings: 14,036 2036 Total dwellings: 13,896 2035 Total dwellings: 13,736 2034 Total dwellings: 13,576 2033 Total dwellings: 13,416 2032 Total dwellings: 13,256 2031 Total dwellings: 13,096 2030 Total dwellings: 12,916 2029 Total dwellings: 12,736 2028 Total dwellings: 12,514 2027 Total dwellings: 12,294 2026 Total dwellings: 12,014 2025 Total dwellings: 11,828 2024 Total dwellings: 11,645 2023 Total dwellings: 11,385 2022 Total dwellings: 10,993 2021 Total dwellings: 10,478 2020 Total dwellings: 9,997 2019 Total dwellings: 9,271 2018 Total dwellings: 8,787 2017 Total dwellings: 8,522 2041 Forecast development: 140 2040 Forecast development: 140 2039 Forecast development: 140 2038 Forecast development: 140 2037 Forecast development: 140 2036 Forecast development: 160 2035 Forecast development: 160 2034 Forecast development: 160 2033 Forecast development: 160 2032 Forecast development: 160 2031 Forecast development: 180 2030 Forecast development: 180 2029 Forecast development: 222 2028 Forecast development: 220 2027 Forecast development: 280 2026 Forecast development: 186 2025 Forecast development: 183 2024 Forecast development: 260 2023 Forecast development: 392 2022 Forecast development: 515 2021 Forecast development: 481 2020 Forecast development: 726 2019 Forecast development: 484 2018 Forecast development: 265 2017 Forecast development: 539
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2019.
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