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The Hills Shire

Household types

In 2011, 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 Shire201120212036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24,10551.529,44649.639,03547.7+14,930
Couples without dependents11,26624.114,77524.920,51425.1+9,248
Group households7181.59211.61,3561.7+638
Lone person households5,31311.47,35812.411,37213.9+6,059
One parent family3,7558.05,0278.57,0558.6+3,300
Other families1,6263.51,8123.12,4963.1+870

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,496 One parent family, 2036: 7,055 Lone person households, 2036: 11,372 Group households, 2036: 1,356 Couples without dependents, 2036: 20,514 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 39,035 Other families, 2021: 1,812 One parent family, 2021: 5,027 Lone person households, 2021: 7,358 Group households, 2021: 921 Couples without dependents, 2021: 14,775 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 29,446 Other families, 2011: 1,626 One parent family, 2011: 3,755 Lone person households, 2011: 5,313 Group households, 2011: 718 Couples without dependents, 2011: 11,266 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 24,105
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2021 to 2036: 684 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2036: 2,028 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2036: 4,014 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2036: 435 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2036: 5,739 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2036: 9,589 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2021: 186 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2021: 1,272 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2021: 2,045 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2021: 203 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2021: 3,509 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2021: 5,341
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in The Hills Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 51.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 5,341 households and account for 49.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 186 households, to comprise 3.1% of all households in 2021, compared to 3.5% in 2011.

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