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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Adelaide was 'Lone person households', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Adelaide, 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
City of Adelaide201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9489.41,4447.91,7917.9+843
Couples without dependents2,65926.34,53624.95,54624.5+2,887
Group households1,63716.23,22317.73,92717.3+2,290
Lone person households4,18841.47,76842.79,87643.6+5,688
One parent family4604.58354.61,0534.6+593
Other families2192.23942.24762.1+257

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, April 2019.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 476 One parent family, 2041: 1,053 Lone person households, 2041: 9,876 Group households, 2041: 3,927 Couples without dependents, 2041: 5,546 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 1,791 Other families, 2031: 394 One parent family, 2031: 835 Lone person households, 2031: 7,768 Group households, 2031: 3,223 Couples without dependents, 2031: 4,536 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 1,444 Other families, 2016: 219 One parent family, 2016: 460 Lone person households, 2016: 4,188 Group households, 2016: 1,637 Couples without dependents, 2016: 2,659 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 948
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2031 to 2041: 82 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2041: 218 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2041: 2,108 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2041: 704 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2041: 1,010 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2041: 347 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 175 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 375 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 3,580 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 1,586 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 1,877 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 496
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Adelaide was Lone person households, which accounted for 41.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 3,580 households and account for 42.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 175 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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