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Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Canberra Region Joint Organisation was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Canberra Region Joint Organisation, 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
Canberra Region Joint Organisation201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24,16726.025,68424.829,22125.0+5,054
Couples without dependents30,08332.434,62533.438,47332.9+8,390
Group households2,2882.52,4012.32,5642.2+276
Lone person households25,95027.929,84628.834,26929.3+8,319
One parent family9,1049.89,6559.310,5309.0+1,426
Other families1,4001.51,5311.51,7181.5+318

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,718 One parent family, 2036: 10,530 Lone person households, 2036: 34,269 Group households, 2036: 2,564 Couples without dependents, 2036: 38,473 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 29,221 Other families, 2026: 1,531 One parent family, 2026: 9,655 Lone person households, 2026: 29,846 Group households, 2026: 2,401 Couples without dependents, 2026: 34,625 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 25,684 Other families, 2016: 1,400 One parent family, 2016: 9,104 Lone person households, 2016: 25,950 Group households, 2016: 2,288 Couples without dependents, 2016: 30,083 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 24,167
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: 187 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 875 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 4,423 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 163 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 3,848 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 3,537 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 131 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 551 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 3,896 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 113 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 4,542 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,517
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Canberra Region Joint Organisation was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 32.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,542 households and account for 33.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 113 households, to comprise 2.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2016.

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