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South West Group

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in South West Group was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2021 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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 Group201120212036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents48,09634.263,55534.279,27633.0+31,180
Couples without dependents37,97127.053,75528.971,40429.8+33,433
Group households5,0693.66,3813.47,7953.2+2,726
Lone person households32,21322.940,02921.553,92122.5+21,708
One parent family14,33610.217,8949.622,0599.2+7,723
Other families3,1022.24,1772.25,5472.3+2,445

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 5,547 One parent family, 2036: 22,059 Lone person households, 2036: 53,921 Group households, 2036: 7,795 Couples without dependents, 2036: 71,404 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 79,276 Other families, 2021: 4,177 One parent family, 2021: 17,894 Lone person households, 2021: 40,029 Group households, 2021: 6,381 Couples without dependents, 2021: 53,755 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 63,555 Other families, 2011: 3,102 One parent family, 2011: 14,336 Lone person households, 2011: 32,213 Group households, 2011: 5,069 Couples without dependents, 2011: 37,971 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 48,096
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2021 to 2036: 1,370 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2036: 4,165 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2036: 13,892 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2036: 1,414 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2036: 17,649 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2036: 15,721 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2021: 1,075 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2021: 3,558 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2021: 7,816 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2021: 1,312 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2021: 15,784 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2021: 15,459
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in South West Group was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 15,784 households and account for 28.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 1,075 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2021, compared to 2.2% in 2011.

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