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Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast

Inner West Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Inner West Council was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Inner West 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
Inner West Council201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents19,84725.222,00524.823,17724.5+3,330
Couples without dependents20,50226.122,91225.924,34325.7+3,841
Group households6,9218.87,4848.47,7778.2+856
Lone person households22,37528.425,82929.128,12229.7+5,747
One parent family6,3928.17,3988.38,1168.6+1,724
Other families2,6443.42,9903.43,2113.4+567
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Inner West Council was Lone person households, which accounted for 28.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 3,454 households and account for 29.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 346 households, to comprise 3.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.4% in 2016.

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