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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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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shellharbour 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 Shellharbour 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
Shellharbour City201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents8,83434.09,69732.610,58332.0+1,749
Couples without dependents7,05727.18,56528.89,80829.6+2,751
Group households4281.64521.54591.4+31
Lone person households5,68221.86,76122.77,75623.4+2,074
One parent family3,38013.03,54511.93,66011.1+280
Other families6302.47272.48302.5+200

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 830 One parent family, 2036: 3,660 Lone person households, 2036: 7,756 Group households, 2036: 459 Couples without dependents, 2036: 9,808 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 10,583 Other families, 2026: 727 One parent family, 2026: 3,545 Lone person households, 2026: 6,761 Group households, 2026: 452 Couples without dependents, 2026: 8,565 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 9,697 Other families, 2016: 630 One parent family, 2016: 3,380 Lone person households, 2016: 5,682 Group households, 2016: 428 Couples without dependents, 2016: 7,057 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 8,834
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: 103 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 115 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 995 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,243 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 886 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 97 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 165 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,079 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,508 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 863
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shellharbour City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,508 households and account for 28.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 24 households, to comprise 1.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.6% in 2016.

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