Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Inner West Council area

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Inner West Council area 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 area, 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 Council area201620262036Change 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.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 3,211 One parent family, 2036: 8,116 Lone person households, 2036: 28,122 Group households, 2036: 7,777 Couples without dependents, 2036: 24,343 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 23,177 Other families, 2026: 2,990 One parent family, 2026: 7,398 Lone person households, 2026: 25,829 Group households, 2026: 7,484 Couples without dependents, 2026: 22,912 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 22,005 Other families, 2016: 2,644 One parent family, 2016: 6,392 Lone person households, 2016: 22,375 Group households, 2016: 6,921 Couples without dependents, 2016: 20,502 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 19,847
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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: 221 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 718 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,293 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 293 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,431 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,172 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 346 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 1,006 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 3,454 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 563 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,410 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,158
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 area 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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