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Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Rockhampton Regional Council, 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
Rockhampton Regional Council201120212036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents8,88629.710,45529.612,69029.3+3,804
Couples without dependents7,94826.69,86527.912,18028.1+4,232
Group households1,1373.81,3133.71,5723.6+435
Lone person households7,67525.78,81325.011,00525.4+3,330
One parent family3,58912.04,13311.75,00711.6+1,418
Other families6382.17292.18792.0+241

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2014.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 879 One parent family, 2036: 5,007 Lone person households, 2036: 11,005 Group households, 2036: 1,572 Couples without dependents, 2036: 12,180 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 12,690 Other families, 2021: 729 One parent family, 2021: 4,133 Lone person households, 2021: 8,813 Group households, 2021: 1,313 Couples without dependents, 2021: 9,865 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 10,455 Other families, 2011: 638 One parent family, 2011: 3,589 Lone person households, 2011: 7,675 Group households, 2011: 1,137 Couples without dependents, 2011: 7,948 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 8,886
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2021 to 2036: 150 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2036: 874 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2036: 2,192 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2036: 259 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2036: 2,315 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2036: 2,235 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2021: 91 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2021: 544 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2021: 1,138 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2021: 176 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2021: 1,917 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2021: 1,569
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Rockhampton Regional Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,917 households and account for 27.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 91 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2021, compared to 2.1% in 2011.

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