In 2016, the dominant household type in Balmain 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|
|Balmain||2016||2026||2036||Change between 2016 and 2036|
|Couple families with dependents||1,144||22.8||1,099||21.4||1,053||20.5||-91||-45||-46||0.0000||0.0000||-7.95454538501272||-45|
|Couples without dependents||1,370||27.3||1,394||27.2||1,395||27.2||+25||24||1||0.0000||0.0000||1.82481750492834||24|
|Lone person households||1,732||34.5||1,853||36.1||1,896||36.9||+164||121||43||0.0000||0.0000||9.46882211623082||121|
|One parent family||377||7.5||395||7.7||398||7.8||+21||18||3||0.0000||0.0000||5.57029162943524||18|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, November 2017.
In 2016, the dominant household type in Balmain was Lone person households, which accounted for 34.5% of all households.
The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 121 households and account for 36.1% of all households.
In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 45 households, to comprise 21.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 22.8% in 2016.