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Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Blue Mountains City, 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
Blue Mountains City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,88832.28,95026.89,03026.0-858
Couples without dependents8,30127.010,72432.111,39432.8+3,093
Group households8492.89022.79252.7+76
Lone person households7,97226.09,48828.49,89028.5+1,918
One parent family3,18010.42,9528.83,0548.8-126
Other families5221.74371.34571.3-65

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 457 One parent family, 2036: 3,054 Lone person households, 2036: 9,890 Group households, 2036: 925 Couples without dependents, 2036: 11,394 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 9,030 Other families, 2026: 437 One parent family, 2026: 2,952 Lone person households, 2026: 9,488 Group households, 2026: 902 Couples without dependents, 2026: 10,724 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 8,950 Other families, 2011: 522 One parent family, 2011: 3,180 Lone person households, 2011: 7,972 Group households, 2011: 849 Couples without dependents, 2011: 8,301 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 9,888
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 20 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 102 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 402 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 23 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 670 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 80 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: -85 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: -228 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,516 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 53 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,423 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: -938
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Blue Mountains City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,423 households and account for 32.1% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 938 households, to comprise 26.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 32.2% in 2011.

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