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Bayside CouncilPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rockdale was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Bayside 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
Rockdale201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents1,67429.72,22329.12,34528.7+671
Couples without dependents1,48426.32,02526.52,13126.1+647
Group households57210.17469.87218.8+149
Lone person households1,10219.51,57020.51,82422.3+722
One parent family4518.06218.16938.5+242
Other families3596.44636.14585.6+99
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rockdale was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 549 households and account for 29.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 104 households, to comprise 6.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 6.4% in 2016.

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