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Ballina Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Ballina (Island)

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballina (Island) was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Ballina Shire Council, 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
Ballina (Island)201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents39210.941911.341511.0+23
Couples without dependents92225.694325.494925.1+27
Group households1403.91433.81443.8+4
Lone person households1,58844.11,62143.61,68244.4+94
One parent family49113.652414.152813.9+37
Other families651.8681.8681.8+3
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballina (Island) was Lone person households, which accounted for 44.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 33 households and account for 43.6% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 3 households, to comprise 3.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.9% in 2016.

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