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Northern Beaches Council area

Household types

In 2016, 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 area201620212036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents35,76436.336,06735.139,36233.6+3,598
Couples without dependents27,84428.329,86729.135,24730.1+7,403
Group households3,6353.73,7663.74,1813.6+546
Lone person households21,25721.622,71322.126,82522.9+5,568
One parent family7,8097.98,0937.98,8927.6+1,083
Other families2,1672.22,2612.22,5992.2+432

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,599 One parent family, 2036: 8,892 Lone person households, 2036: 26,825 Group households, 2036: 4,181 Couples without dependents, 2036: 35,247 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 39,362 Other families, 2021: 2,261 One parent family, 2021: 8,093 Lone person households, 2021: 22,713 Group households, 2021: 3,766 Couples without dependents, 2021: 29,867 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 36,067 Other families, 2016: 2,167 One parent family, 2016: 7,809 Lone person households, 2016: 21,257 Group households, 2016: 3,635 Couples without dependents, 2016: 27,844 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 35,764
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,  2021 to 2036: 338 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2036: 799 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2036: 4,112 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2036: 415 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2036: 5,380 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2036: 3,295 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2021: 94 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2021: 284 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2021: 1,456 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2021: 131 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2021: 2,023 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2021: 303
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Northern Beaches Council area was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,023 households and account for 29.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 94 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2021, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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