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North Sydney Council area

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in North Sydney Council area was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in North Sydney Council area, 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
North Sydney Council area201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents5,54616.86,67016.96,92316.6+1,377
Couples without dependents10,33531.311,88230.212,60430.2+2,269
Group households2,5027.62,9247.43,0437.3+541
Lone person households12,41237.615,56739.516,64139.9+4,229
One parent family1,6855.12,0135.12,1495.2+464
Other families5561.73070.83140.8-242

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2015.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 314 One parent family, 2036: 2,149 Lone person households, 2036: 16,641 Group households, 2036: 3,043 Couples without dependents, 2036: 12,604 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 6,923 Other families, 2026: 307 One parent family, 2026: 2,013 Lone person households, 2026: 15,567 Group households, 2026: 2,924 Couples without dependents, 2026: 11,882 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 6,670 Other families, 2011: 556 One parent family, 2011: 1,685 Lone person households, 2011: 12,412 Group households, 2011: 2,502 Couples without dependents, 2011: 10,335 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 5,546
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2015.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 136 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,074 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 119 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 722 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 253 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: -249 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 328 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 3,155 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 422 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,547 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,124
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in North Sydney Council area was Lone person households, which accounted for 37.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 3,155 households and account for 39.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 249 households, to comprise 0.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.7% in 2011.

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