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In 2011, the dominant household type in Rural East 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
Rural East201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents40937.942134.245033.7+41
Couples without dependents37034.346037.450337.6+133
Group households111.0110.9120.9+1
Lone person households19217.822818.525318.9+61
One parent family736.8836.7886.6+15
Other families252.3272.2302.2+5

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 30 One parent family, 2036: 88 Lone person households, 2036: 253 Group households, 2036: 12 Couples without dependents, 2036: 503 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 450 Other families, 2026: 27 One parent family, 2026: 83 Lone person households, 2026: 228 Group households, 2026: 11 Couples without dependents, 2026: 460 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 421 Other families, 2011: 25 One parent family, 2011: 73 Lone person households, 2011: 192 Group households, 2011: 11 Couples without dependents, 2011: 370 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 409
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 10 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 36 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 90 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 12
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Rural East was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 37.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 90 households and account for 37.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 0 households, to comprise 0.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.0% in 2011.

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