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Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Sydney was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Sydney, 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
City of Sydney201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents8,94510.113,44510.716,92111.3+7,976
Couples without dependents25,04628.335,75128.442,43928.4+17,393
Group households12,40114.017,76714.120,16613.5+7,765
Lone person households35,46340.048,66738.757,12138.2+21,658
One parent family4,2514.86,5025.28,3095.6+4,058
Other families2,4512.83,7042.94,3822.9+1,931

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 4,382 One parent family, 2036: 8,309 Lone person households, 2036: 57,121 Group households, 2036: 20,166 Couples without dependents, 2036: 42,439 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 16,921 Other families, 2026: 3,704 One parent family, 2026: 6,502 Lone person households, 2026: 48,667 Group households, 2026: 17,767 Couples without dependents, 2026: 35,751 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 13,445 Other families, 2011: 2,451 One parent family, 2011: 4,251 Lone person households, 2011: 35,463 Group households, 2011: 12,401 Couples without dependents, 2011: 25,046 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 8,945
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 678 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 1,807 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 8,454 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 2,399 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 6,688 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 3,476 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 1,253 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 2,251 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 13,204 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 5,366 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 10,705 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,500
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Sydney was Lone person households, which accounted for 40.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 13,204 households and account for 38.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 1,253 households, to comprise 2.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.8% in 2011.

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