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Detailed forecasts of population and housing for local communities.

  • Instant access to 140+ population forecasts
  • Plus access to the full .id community suite of tools
  • Made publicly available by government commission
  • Reliable, accessible data for local areas
  • Trusted by over 1.5M people each year

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Single-scenario forecasts of population, dwellings and households

Built by .id - the population experts. Made publicly available by your local council.

  • Detailed outputs

    See population composition for any year in the forecast period

  • No high/low forecasts

    Just the most likely future scenario

  • Transparent assumptions

    Published demographic and dwelling inputs

  • A proven model

    Trusted source of local, independent forecasts

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do these resources cover all of Australia and New Zealand?

    Over 300 councils across Australia and New Zealand subscribe to make these resources publicly available. However, as the tools are commissioned by individual councils and regional bodies, some of our resources are not available in some areas, and the modules available in each profile may differ between councils.

  • Are all population forecasts publicly available?

    While most councils choose to make these population forecasts available to the public, some councils listed on our directory page have reserved their forecasts for internal council use. Please contact the relevant council to request access to these forecasts.

  • Why do you need my email to access these tools?

    We ask for your email to share resources such as eBooks, step-by-step guides and case studies to help you get the most out of the extensive data made available in each community profile.

  • Where do you get the data for these resources?

    The .id community suite packages data from a number of sources, including the Australian and New Zealand Censuses, Hometrack, the Australian Business Register, the Department of Jobs and Small Business and partners such as the National Institute for Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR). Our in-house forecasting team produce all the population and dwelling forecast data that is used in in consultation with the commissioning council. All data included in our resources is clearly referenced so you can easily cite the original source in your work.

  • Who builds these tools?

    These demographic, economic and forecasting resources are produced by .id – the population experts. .id stands for informed decisions. Our specialists have deep expertise in demographics, economics, housing and population forecasting. They work closely with spatial analysts and software developers to uncover and communicate stories of people and places.

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