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City of AdelaidePopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in CAD East 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
CAD East201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents573.61153.81613.8+104
Couples without dependents38023.871423.81,01024.1+630
Group households36823.067822.690621.6+538
Lone person households71444.71,36145.31,92345.9+1,209
One parent family201.3551.8811.9+61
Other families603.8832.81112.6+51
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in CAD East was Lone person households, which accounted for 44.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 647 households and account for 45.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 23 households, to comprise 2.8% of all households in 2031, compared to 3.8% in 2016.

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