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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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Shoalhaven City

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Shoalhaven 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
Shoalhaven City201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,81822.810,60222.311,90122.6+2,083
Couples without dependents14,96534.816,73535.218,37735.0+3,412
Group households1,0252.41,0282.21,0762.0+51
Lone person households12,09528.113,69728.815,28429.1+3,189
One parent family4,52110.54,83510.25,1569.8+635
Other families6321.56841.47751.5+143

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 775 One parent family, 2036: 5,156 Lone person households, 2036: 15,284 Group households, 2036: 1,076 Couples without dependents, 2036: 18,377 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 11,901 Other families, 2026: 684 One parent family, 2026: 4,835 Lone person households, 2026: 13,697 Group households, 2026: 1,028 Couples without dependents, 2026: 16,735 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 10,602 Other families, 2016: 632 One parent family, 2016: 4,521 Lone person households, 2016: 12,095 Group households, 2016: 1,025 Couples without dependents, 2016: 14,965 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 9,818
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 91 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 321 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,587 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 48 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,642 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,299 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 52 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 314 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,602 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,770 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 784
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 34.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,770 households and account for 35.2% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 3 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.4% in 2016.

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