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Bathurst Regional

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Bathurst Regional was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Bathurst Regional, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
Bathurst Regional201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,40229.45,07828.05,72528.2+1,323
Couples without dependents4,10627.55,57630.76,27330.9+2,167
Group households6124.16443.56993.4+87
Lone person households3,93326.34,64325.65,17725.5+1,244
One parent family1,66011.11,93110.62,15110.6+491
Other families2391.62761.53071.5+68

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2014.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 307 One parent family, 2036: 2,151 Lone person households, 2036: 5,177 Group households, 2036: 699 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,273 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 5,725 Other families, 2026: 276 One parent family, 2026: 1,931 Lone person households, 2026: 4,643 Group households, 2026: 644 Couples without dependents, 2026: 5,576 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 5,078 Other families, 2011: 239 One parent family, 2011: 1,660 Lone person households, 2011: 3,933 Group households, 2011: 612 Couples without dependents, 2011: 4,106 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 4,402
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 220 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 534 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 55 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 697 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 647 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 37 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 271 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 710 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 32 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,470 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 676
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Bathurst Regional was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,470 households and account for 30.7% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 32 households, to comprise 3.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 4.1% in 2011.

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