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

Analysing the future household structure in Wagga Wagga City, 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
Wagga Wagga City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents6,97429.78,05928.98,89828.7+1,924
Couples without dependents6,35227.18,20029.49,22229.8+2,870
Group households1,0964.71,1264.01,2264.0+130
Lone person households6,00525.67,26726.18,16626.4+2,161
One parent family2,62111.22,77310.02,9749.6+353
Other families4171.84331.64721.5+55

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2014.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 472 One parent family, 2036: 2,974 Lone person households, 2036: 8,166 Group households, 2036: 1,226 Couples without dependents, 2036: 9,222 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 8,898 Other families, 2026: 433 One parent family, 2026: 2,773 Lone person households, 2026: 7,267 Group households, 2026: 1,126 Couples without dependents, 2026: 8,200 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 8,059 Other families, 2011: 417 One parent family, 2011: 2,621 Lone person households, 2011: 6,005 Group households, 2011: 1,096 Couples without dependents, 2011: 6,352 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 6,974
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2014.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 39 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 201 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 899 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 100 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,022 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 839 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 16 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 152 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,262 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 30 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,848 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,085
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2014.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Wagga Wagga City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,848 households and account for 29.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 16 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.8% in 2011.

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