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Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in Wollongong 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 Wollongong 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
Wollongong City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24,17730.926,70129.429,20029.3+5,023
Couples without dependents19,72625.224,54027.127,38327.5+7,657
Group households3,3484.33,7644.13,9073.9+559
Lone person households20,20525.823,70526.126,17726.3+5,972
One parent family8,90911.49,70410.710,36710.4+1,458
Other families1,9632.52,3062.52,5582.6+595

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,558 One parent family, 2036: 10,367 Lone person households, 2036: 26,177 Group households, 2036: 3,907 Couples without dependents, 2036: 27,383 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 29,200 Other families, 2026: 2,306 One parent family, 2026: 9,704 Lone person households, 2026: 23,705 Group households, 2026: 3,764 Couples without dependents, 2026: 24,540 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 26,701 Other families, 2011: 1,963 One parent family, 2011: 8,909 Lone person households, 2011: 20,205 Group households, 2011: 3,348 Couples without dependents, 2011: 19,726 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 24,177
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 252 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 663 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,472 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 143 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,843 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,499 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 343 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 795 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 3,500 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 416 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,814 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,524
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Wollongong City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 30.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,814 households and account for 27.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 343 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2011.

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