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Household types

In 2011, 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 City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24,50938.929,24435.531,39833.9+6,889
Couples without dependents13,97722.220,81025.323,85425.8+9,877
Group households1,5842.52,0272.52,3232.5+739
Lone person households12,21519.416,95020.620,15621.8+7,941
One parent family8,63313.710,55112.811,82412.8+3,191
Other families2,0853.32,7083.33,0393.3+954

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 3,039 One parent family, 2036: 11,824 Lone person households, 2036: 20,156 Group households, 2036: 2,323 Couples without dependents, 2036: 23,854 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 31,398 Other families, 2026: 2,708 One parent family, 2026: 10,551 Lone person households, 2026: 16,950 Group households, 2026: 2,027 Couples without dependents, 2026: 20,810 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 29,244 Other families, 2011: 2,085 One parent family, 2011: 8,633 Lone person households, 2011: 12,215 Group households, 2011: 1,584 Couples without dependents, 2011: 13,977 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 24,509
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 331 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 1,273 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 3,206 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 296 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 3,044 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,154 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 623 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 1,918 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 4,735 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 443 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 6,833 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,735
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Penrith City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 38.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6,833 households and account for 25.3% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 443 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2011.

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