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Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Fairfield City, 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
Fairfield West201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,49943.21,45041.01,46140.3-38
Couples without dependents71920.784123.892625.5+207
Group households551.6551.6561.5+1
Lone person households40211.641311.739811.0-4
One parent family51214.749213.949913.8-13
Other families2858.22828.02867.9+1

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 286 One parent family, 2036: 499 Lone person households, 2036: 398 Group households, 2036: 56 Couples without dependents, 2036: 926 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,461 Other families, 2026: 282 One parent family, 2026: 492 Lone person households, 2026: 413 Group households, 2026: 55 Couples without dependents, 2026: 841 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,450 Other families, 2016: 285 One parent family, 2016: 512 Lone person households, 2016: 402 Group households, 2016: 55 Couples without dependents, 2016: 719 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,499
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: -15 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 85 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 11 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -3 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: -20 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 122 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -49
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Fairfield West was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 43.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 122 households and account for 23.8% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 49 households, to comprise 41.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 43.2% in 2016.

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