A proven model
Updated population figures from the 2021 Census showed forecast.id to be more accurate than state government population forecasts for local areas because we work closely with local governments to inform the assumptions.
forecast.id gives your council the confidence to plan for the future with a single-scenario forecast of population and housing, that uses local insights and a proven and transparent forecasting model.
More than 130 councils around Australia inform their decisions using forecast.id.
Engage Australia’s biggest and most trusted forecasting team to build a population and household forecast for your local government area.
Communities are always changing, but understanding what is driving change, how councils can influence change, and quantifying the impacts of change are necessary to plan effectively.
Based on a detailed understanding of land and housing supply, forecast.id gives you detailed knowledge of how housing and population will change each year for each suburb so you can make informed decisions about the future.
We deliver the results of the forecasts online, in a web application called forecast.id. Most councils make their population forecasts available to the public so community groups, investors, business people, students and the general public can access detailed population forecasts for their needs as well.
Used by more than 130 councils around Australia
Deliver services to the right people at the right time and place
For years we've used forecast.id to plan services and facilities more accurately than was possible in the past. With forecast.id, our staff can show how many four year old's are likely to want kindergarten in years to come, allowing the groundwork to occur now
A resource for all.
Empower your community. With individual forecasts for over 2,500 communities, forecast.id allows council, local businesses and community groups to work from the same evidence base.
Designed for decision makers.
The website explicitly presents the underlying assumptions and forecast methodology.
Our forecasts are developed in close collaboration with council. By ensuring your polices, strategies and development plans are considered as inputs, we can deliver more accurate, locally-relevant forecasts.
Understand local differences by dividing your LGA into custom geographies that reflect your communities.
We apply a detailed understanding of the drivers of change at a small area level geography that reflects different population outcomes across the municipality.
Visualise change with responsive maps, tables and charts enabled for easy integration into other documentation.
Use the year range slider to see population and household data for specific points in the future.
The area selector helps you see the impact of population and household change on your small areas within your LGA.
Make the data work for you.
Download detailed data, export charts and tables, create instant reports allowing for in depth analysis.
An essential tool for all of council.