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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Penrith City

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Penrith 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 Penrith 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
Penrith City201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents26,09437.429,02535.031,46633.5+5,372
Couples without dependents16,19723.220,45124.723,65225.2+7,455
Group households1,6772.42,0042.42,3182.5+641
Lone person households13,89419.917,57221.221,04222.4+7,148
One parent family9,60113.811,07813.412,48113.3+2,880
Other families2,2763.32,6863.23,0543.2+778

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 3,054 One parent family, 2036: 12,481 Lone person households, 2036: 21,042 Group households, 2036: 2,318 Couples without dependents, 2036: 23,652 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 31,466 Other families, 2026: 2,686 One parent family, 2026: 11,078 Lone person households, 2026: 17,572 Group households, 2026: 2,004 Couples without dependents, 2026: 20,451 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 29,025 Other families, 2016: 2,276 One parent family, 2016: 9,601 Lone person households, 2016: 13,894 Group households, 2016: 1,677 Couples without dependents, 2016: 16,197 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 26,094
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 368 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 1,403 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 3,470 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 314 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 3,201 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,441 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 410 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 1,477 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 3,678 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 327 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 4,254 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,931
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Penrith City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 37.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,254 households and account for 24.7% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 327 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.4% in 2016.

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