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Sutherland Shire

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Sutherland Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Sutherland Shire, 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
Sutherland Shire201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents31,07338.332,53534.933,88533.6+2,812
Couples without dependents20,86625.725,42327.327,60927.4+6,743
Group households1,9512.42,3462.52,5702.6+619
Lone person households17,56521.721,91323.524,95024.8+7,385
One parent family7,6359.48,5739.29,2759.2+1,640
Other families2,0152.52,3182.52,4802.5+465

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,480 One parent family, 2036: 9,275 Lone person households, 2036: 24,950 Group households, 2036: 2,570 Couples without dependents, 2036: 27,609 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 33,885 Other families, 2026: 2,318 One parent family, 2026: 8,573 Lone person households, 2026: 21,913 Group households, 2026: 2,346 Couples without dependents, 2026: 25,423 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 32,535 Other families, 2011: 2,015 One parent family, 2011: 7,635 Lone person households, 2011: 17,565 Group households, 2011: 1,951 Couples without dependents, 2011: 20,866 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 31,073
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 162 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 702 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 3,037 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 224 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,186 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,350 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 303 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 938 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 4,348 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 395 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,557 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,462
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Sutherland Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 38.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,557 households and account for 27.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 303 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2011.

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