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City of AdelaidePopulation forecast

City of Adelaide

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in 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
Couple families with dependents9489.41,3248.01,6907.9+742
Couples without dependents2,65926.34,11425.05,23524.4+2,576
Group households1,63716.22,90117.63,76217.5+2,125
Lone person households4,18841.47,02542.69,30143.4+5,113
One parent family4604.57684.79934.6+533
Other families2192.23562.24552.1+236
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), July 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in 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 2,837 households and account for 42.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 137 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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