Wagga Wagga City CouncilPopulation forecast
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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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In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural East was 'Couples without 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
Rural East201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents40335.143635.146434.2+61
Couples without dependents41336.045536.750437.2+91
Group households121.0110.9131.0+1
Lone person households21518.722818.425618.9+41
One parent family766.6836.7886.5+12
Other families282.4282.3302.2+2

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 30 One parent family, 2036: 88 Lone person households, 2036: 256 Group households, 2036: 13 Couples without dependents, 2036: 504 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 464 Other families, 2026: 28 One parent family, 2026: 83 Lone person households, 2026: 228 Group households, 2026: 11 Couples without dependents, 2026: 455 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 436 Other families, 2016: 28 One parent family, 2016: 76 Lone person households, 2016: 215 Group households, 2016: 12 Couples without dependents, 2016: 413 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 403
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: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 49 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 28 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 13 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 42 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 33
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural East was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 36.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 42 households and account for 36.7% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 1 households, to comprise 0.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.0% in 2016.

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