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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Household types

In 2016, 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 City201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,47530.29,00527.39,10126.5-374
Couples without dependents9,35329.810,55032.011,29332.8+1,940
Group households8662.88842.79122.7+46
Lone person households8,37726.79,23928.09,67328.1+1,296
One parent family2,9169.32,8678.72,9688.6+52
Other families4191.34301.34521.3+33

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 452 One parent family, 2036: 2,968 Lone person households, 2036: 9,673 Group households, 2036: 912 Couples without dependents, 2036: 11,293 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 9,101 Other families, 2026: 430 One parent family, 2026: 2,867 Lone person households, 2026: 9,239 Group households, 2026: 884 Couples without dependents, 2026: 10,550 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 9,005 Other families, 2016: 419 One parent family, 2016: 2,916 Lone person households, 2016: 8,377 Group households, 2016: 866 Couples without dependents, 2016: 9,353 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 9,475
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 101 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 434 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 743 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 96 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: -49 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 862 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,197 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -470
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Blue Mountains City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 30.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,197 households and account for 32.0% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 470 households, to comprise 27.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 30.2% in 2016.

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