Hyperlocal population forecasts

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“They are passionate people focused on one specialist area – demographics. The result was a highly focused piece of work which provided us with the evidence-base to make rational, confident and consistent investment decisions.”

Alex Jury - Manager Strategic Risk and Strategy Stockland
Product features

Granular small area geography

Forecasts are produced at a geographic level that makes sense to planners – gain population insights for thousands of small areas (SA1-derived geography) across Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and Western Australia.

Single year or five-year intervals

.id SAFi is provided at five-year intervals from 2011 to 2041 or can be output in yearly intervals to suit your requirements. View by a single year or as change over time.

Household types

Understand the types of households forecast in an area: couples with children; lone person households; couples without children; single parents; other families (grandparent/uncles/cousins); or group households.

Dwelling forecasts

Understand how the number of dwellings changes and develops in the future for each small area.

Age-based information to suit

Age-based forecast information is provided either as five-year age brackets, single year of age forecasts, or aggregated to service delivery age groups (e.g. primary school aged children or retirees) or user-defined target categories. Forecasts can also be split by gender.

Detailed underlying assumptions

Based on a top-down and bottom-up methodology, .id SAFi is built using detailed housing development information and modelled to relevant geographic areas. Close relationships with local government and the development industry help us ground truth our assumptions for better accuracy.

Ground-level development layer

Analyse underlying drivers of population growth via detailed residential development information. The underlying development assumptions that go into making .id SAFi are available in a residential development mapping layer that can be used to interrogate development data in parcel-by-parcel detail. View as part of .id Placemaker or in your own GIS platform. Contact us for more information.

Regularly updated assumptions

.id SAFi is updated on a rolling two-year cycle to ensure our assumptions are updated to reflect changing circumstances such as policy changes, migration patterns, births and deaths.

Modelled by independent experts

.id’s SAFi forecasts consider Government policy but are an independent reflection of our expert opinion. Australia’s largest team of population forecasters draw on extensive development and housing knowledge and are available to discuss methodology and assumptions at any point.

Delivered to suit your needs

We can output .id SAFi as a data feed for your existing models or GIS platform, develop a tailored solution in our spatial analysis platform .id Placemaker, or provide consulting services where our team of experts answer your questions.

Our clients

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Meet the team behind .id SAFi

You’ll be working with the largest forecasting team in Australia, supported by demographic and spatial analysts, urban economists, industry sector experts, IT and data management specialists.

Meet the team