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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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Wagga Wagga City

Household types

In 2016, 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 City201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents7,17529.08,30829.49,09729.1+1,922
Couples without dependents7,05328.58,32529.49,36130.0+2,308
Group households1,0184.11,1184.01,2313.9+213
Lone person households6,39625.97,22625.67,98425.6+1,588
One parent family2,60610.52,7809.82,9769.5+370
Other families4932.05241.95681.8+75

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 568 One parent family, 2036: 2,976 Lone person households, 2036: 7,984 Group households, 2036: 1,231 Couples without dependents, 2036: 9,361 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 9,097 Other families, 2026: 524 One parent family, 2026: 2,780 Lone person households, 2026: 7,226 Group households, 2026: 1,118 Couples without dependents, 2026: 8,325 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 8,308 Other families, 2016: 493 One parent family, 2016: 2,606 Lone person households, 2016: 6,396 Group households, 2016: 1,018 Couples without dependents, 2016: 7,053 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 7,175
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: 44 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 196 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 758 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 113 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,036 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 789 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 31 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 174 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 830 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 100 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,272 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,133
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wagga Wagga City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,272 households and account for 29.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 31 households, to comprise 1.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2016.

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