Sutherland Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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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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Sutherland Shire

Household types

In 2016, 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 Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents31,30637.532,56235.133,74533.6+2,439
Couples without dependents22,18626.625,49627.527,86027.8+5,674
Group households1,9582.32,3552.52,6242.6+666
Lone person households18,36222.021,52923.224,57524.5+6,213
One parent family7,6489.28,3949.19,0459.0+1,397
Other families2,0522.52,3182.52,4832.5+431

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,483 One parent family, 2036: 9,045 Lone person households, 2036: 24,575 Group households, 2036: 2,624 Couples without dependents, 2036: 27,860 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 33,745 Other families, 2026: 2,318 One parent family, 2026: 8,394 Lone person households, 2026: 21,529 Group households, 2026: 2,355 Couples without dependents, 2026: 25,496 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 32,562 Other families, 2016: 2,052 One parent family, 2016: 7,648 Lone person households, 2016: 18,362 Group households, 2016: 1,958 Couples without dependents, 2016: 22,186 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 31,306
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: 165 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 651 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 3,046 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 269 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,364 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,183 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 266 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 746 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 3,167 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 397 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 3,310 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,256
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Sutherland Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 37.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 3,310 households and account for 27.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 266 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2016.

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