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North Sydney Council area

Household types

In 2016, 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 area201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents6,19917.56,71417.06,92216.6+723
Couples without dependents11,15331.512,23830.912,92730.9+1,774
Group households2,7347.72,9947.63,1177.5+383
Lone person households13,14937.215,21438.416,21938.8+3,070
One parent family1,7795.02,0315.12,1765.2+397
Other families3751.14171.14421.1+67

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 442 One parent family, 2036: 2,176 Lone person households, 2036: 16,219 Group households, 2036: 3,117 Couples without dependents, 2036: 12,927 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 6,922 Other families, 2026: 417 One parent family, 2026: 2,031 Lone person households, 2026: 15,214 Group households, 2026: 2,994 Couples without dependents, 2026: 12,238 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 6,714 Other families, 2016: 375 One parent family, 2016: 1,779 Lone person households, 2016: 13,149 Group households, 2016: 2,734 Couples without dependents, 2016: 11,153 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 6,199
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: 25 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 145 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,005 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 123 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 689 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 208 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 42 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 252 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,065 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 260 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,085 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 515
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in North Sydney Council area was Lone person households, which accounted for 37.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,065 households and account for 38.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 42 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.1% in 2016.

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