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Bathurst (Central)

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Bathurst Regional, 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
Bathurst (Central)201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents50914.658015.361615.1+107
Couples without dependents75821.879621.086521.1+107
Group households2677.72657.02907.1+23
Lone person households1,50543.31,64443.51,79043.8+285
One parent family36910.642911.345611.1+87
Other families682.0681.8741.8+6

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 74 One parent family, 2036: 456 Lone person households, 2036: 1,790 Group households, 2036: 290 Couples without dependents, 2036: 865 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 616 Other families, 2026: 68 One parent family, 2026: 429 Lone person households, 2026: 1,644 Group households, 2026: 265 Couples without dependents, 2026: 796 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 580 Other families, 2016: 68 One parent family, 2016: 369 Lone person households, 2016: 1,505 Group households, 2016: 267 Couples without dependents, 2016: 758 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 509
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 146 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 69 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 36 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 60 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 139 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 71
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Bathurst (Central) was Lone person households, which accounted for 43.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 139 households and account for 43.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 2 households, to comprise 7.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 7.7% in 2016.

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