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South West Group

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in South West Group was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in South West Group, 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
South West Group201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents53,62833.868,35133.677,86032.7+24,232
Couples without dependents44,46028.158,69828.869,72029.3+25,260
Group households5,4473.46,7693.37,6413.2+2,194
Lone person households35,63522.545,62022.454,96623.1+19,331
One parent family15,82610.019,5439.622,2479.4+6,421
Other families3,4542.24,5172.25,4442.3+1,990

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 5,444 One parent family, 2036: 22,247 Lone person households, 2036: 54,966 Group households, 2036: 7,641 Couples without dependents, 2036: 69,720 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 77,860 Other families, 2026: 4,517 One parent family, 2026: 19,543 Lone person households, 2026: 45,620 Group households, 2026: 6,769 Couples without dependents, 2026: 58,698 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 68,351 Other families, 2016: 3,454 One parent family, 2016: 15,826 Lone person households, 2016: 35,635 Group households, 2016: 5,447 Couples without dependents, 2016: 44,460 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 53,628
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: 927 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 2,704 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 9,346 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 872 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 11,022 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 9,509 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 1,063 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 3,717 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 9,985 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 1,322 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 14,238 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 14,723
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in South West Group was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 33.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 14,723 households and account for 33.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 1,063 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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