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Blue Mountains City CouncilPopulation forecast

Blue Mountains City Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Blue Mountains City Council was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Blue Mountains City 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
Blue Mountains City Council201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents9,47530.29,00527.39,10126.5-374
Couples without dependents9,35329.810,55032.011,29332.8+1,940
Group households8662.88842.79122.7+46
Lone person households8,37726.79,23928.09,67328.1+1,296
One parent family2,9169.32,8678.72,9688.6+52
Other families4191.34301.34521.3+33
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Blue Mountains City Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 30.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,197 households and account for 32.0% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 470 households, to comprise 27.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 30.2% in 2016.

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