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Northern Beaches Council area

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the Northern Beaches Council area was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2021 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area201120212036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents34,25236.435,40034.538,75033.1+4,498
Couples without dependents25,41727.029,21728.534,28429.3+8,867
Group households3,5723.83,6833.64,0633.5+491
Lone person households21,18222.523,75523.128,20324.1+7,021
One parent family7,7078.28,4218.29,3708.0+1,663
Other families2,0822.22,2152.22,5342.2+452

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,534 One parent family, 2036: 9,370 Lone person households, 2036: 28,203 Group households, 2036: 4,063 Couples without dependents, 2036: 34,284 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 38,750 Other families, 2021: 2,215 One parent family, 2021: 8,421 Lone person households, 2021: 23,755 Group households, 2021: 3,683 Couples without dependents, 2021: 29,217 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 35,400 Other families, 2011: 2,082 One parent family, 2011: 7,707 Lone person households, 2011: 21,182 Group households, 2011: 3,572 Couples without dependents, 2011: 25,417 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 34,252
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2021 to 2036: 319 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2036: 949 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2036: 4,448 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2036: 380 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2036: 5,067 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2036: 3,350 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2021: 133 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2021: 714 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2021: 2,573 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2021: 111 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2021: 3,800 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2021: 1,148
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the Northern Beaches Council area was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 3,800 households and account for 28.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 111 households, to comprise 3.6% of all households in 2021, compared to 3.8% in 2011.

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