The Hills Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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The Hills Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in The Hills Shire was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2021 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in The Hills 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
The Hills Shire201620212036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents26,86752.929,31250.839,13348.7+12,266
Couples without dependents12,77125.214,76225.620,76125.8+7,990
Group households7831.59151.61,3361.7+553
Lone person households4,9439.76,42311.110,17912.7+5,236
One parent family3,8347.64,5017.86,4098.0+2,575
Other families1,5643.11,7953.12,5003.1+936

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,500 One parent family, 2036: 6,409 Lone person households, 2036: 10,179 Group households, 2036: 1,336 Couples without dependents, 2036: 20,761 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 39,133 Other families, 2021: 1,795 One parent family, 2021: 4,501 Lone person households, 2021: 6,423 Group households, 2021: 915 Couples without dependents, 2021: 14,762 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 29,312 Other families, 2016: 1,564 One parent family, 2016: 3,834 Lone person households, 2016: 4,943 Group households, 2016: 783 Couples without dependents, 2016: 12,771 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 26,867
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,  2021 to 2036: 705 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2036: 1,908 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2036: 3,756 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2036: 421 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2036: 5,999 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2036: 9,821 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2021: 231 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2021: 667 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2021: 1,480 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2021: 132 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2021: 1,991 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2021: 2,445
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in The Hills Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 52.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 2,445 households and account for 50.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 132 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2021, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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