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Household types

In 2011, 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 City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents8,53835.69,59233.110,43632.4+1,898
Couples without dependents6,23526.08,36428.99,48929.5+3,254
Group households4021.74431.54511.4+49
Lone person households5,02621.06,52422.57,54523.5+2,519
One parent family3,17513.33,36211.63,49810.9+323
Other families5862.46802.37532.3+167

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 753 One parent family, 2036: 3,498 Lone person households, 2036: 7,545 Group households, 2036: 451 Couples without dependents, 2036: 9,489 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 10,436 Other families, 2026: 680 One parent family, 2026: 3,362 Lone person households, 2026: 6,524 Group households, 2026: 443 Couples without dependents, 2026: 8,364 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 9,592 Other families, 2011: 586 One parent family, 2011: 3,175 Lone person households, 2011: 5,026 Group households, 2011: 402 Couples without dependents, 2011: 6,235 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 8,538
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 73 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 136 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,021 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,125 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 844 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 94 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 187 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,498 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 41 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,129 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,054
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Shellharbour City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,129 households and account for 28.9% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 41 households, to comprise 1.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.7% in 2011.

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