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In 2011, the dominant household type in Gosford 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 Gosford 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
Gosford City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents19,87929.920,41627.421,20027.0+1,321
Couples without dependents17,61226.521,21228.522,30228.4+4,690
Group households1,8402.81,9992.72,1182.7+278
Lone person households18,17027.321,48428.923,23229.6+5,062
One parent family7,77311.78,07610.98,52110.8+748
Other families1,1961.81,1961.61,2361.6+40

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,236 One parent family, 2036: 8,521 Lone person households, 2036: 23,232 Group households, 2036: 2,118 Couples without dependents, 2036: 22,302 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 21,200 Other families, 2026: 1,196 One parent family, 2026: 8,076 Lone person households, 2026: 21,484 Group households, 2026: 1,999 Couples without dependents, 2026: 21,212 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 20,416 Other families, 2011: 1,196 One parent family, 2011: 7,773 Lone person households, 2011: 18,170 Group households, 2011: 1,840 Couples without dependents, 2011: 17,612 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 19,879
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 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: 40 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 445 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,748 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 119 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,090 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 784 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 303 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 3,314 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 159 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 3,600 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 537
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Gosford City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 3,600 households and account for 28.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 0 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.8% in 2011.

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