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Household types

In 2011, 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 City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,51723.910,29222.411,58422.8+2,067
Couples without dependents13,34533.516,10735.117,73634.9+4,391
Group households9652.41,0042.21,0502.1+85
Lone person households10,98227.613,10328.614,63628.8+3,654
One parent family4,44311.24,71310.35,0089.9+565
Other families5811.56641.47471.5+166

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 747 One parent family, 2036: 5,008 Lone person households, 2036: 14,636 Group households, 2036: 1,050 Couples without dependents, 2036: 17,736 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 11,584 Other families, 2026: 664 One parent family, 2026: 4,713 Lone person households, 2026: 13,103 Group households, 2026: 1,004 Couples without dependents, 2026: 16,107 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 10,292 Other families, 2011: 581 One parent family, 2011: 4,443 Lone person households, 2011: 10,982 Group households, 2011: 965 Couples without dependents, 2011: 13,345 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 9,517
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 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: 83 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 295 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,533 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 46 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,629 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,292 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 83 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 270 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 2,121 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 39 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,762 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 775
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 33.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,762 households and account for 35.1% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 39 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.4% in 2011.

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