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Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Willoughby City was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Willoughby 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
Willoughby City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,62935.710,63732.711,15331.5+1,524
Couples without dependents6,74325.08,42925.99,34526.4+2,602
Group households1,3725.11,7005.21,8625.3+490
Lone person households6,20723.08,30625.69,36826.4+3,161
One parent family2,2578.42,6278.12,8698.1+612
Other families7622.87912.48612.4+99

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2015.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 861 One parent family, 2036: 2,869 Lone person households, 2036: 9,368 Group households, 2036: 1,862 Couples without dependents, 2036: 9,345 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 11,153 Other families, 2026: 791 One parent family, 2026: 2,627 Lone person households, 2026: 8,306 Group households, 2026: 1,700 Couples without dependents, 2026: 8,429 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 10,637 Other families, 2011: 762 One parent family, 2011: 2,257 Lone person households, 2011: 6,207 Group households, 2011: 1,372 Couples without dependents, 2011: 6,743 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 9,629
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2015.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 70 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 242 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,062 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 162 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 916 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 516 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 29 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 370 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 2,099 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 328 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,686 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,008
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Willoughby City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,099 households and account for 25.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 29 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.8% in 2011.

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