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 City||2011||2026||2036||Change between 2011 and 2036|
|Couple families with dependents||24,177||30.9||26,701||29.4||29,200||29.3||+5,023||2,524||2,499||0.0000||0.0000||20.7759440704902||2524|
|Couples without dependents||19,726||25.2||24,540||27.1||27,383||27.5||+7,657||4,814||2,843||0.0000||0.0000||38.8167900036415||4814|
|Lone person households||20,205||25.8||23,705||26.1||26,177||26.3||+5,972||3,500||2,472||0.0000||0.0000||29.5570403219218||3500|
|One parent family||8,909||11.4||9,704||10.7||10,367||10.4||+1,458||795||663||0.0000||0.0000||16.365473098703||795|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, June 2016.
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.