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Household types

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
Balmain201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,14422.81,09921.41,05320.5-91
Couples without dependents1,37027.31,39427.21,39527.2+25
Group households3276.53186.23166.2-11
Lone person households1,73234.51,85336.11,89636.9+164
One parent family3777.53957.73987.8+21
Other families711.4731.4751.5+4

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 75 One parent family, 2036: 398 Lone person households, 2036: 1,896 Group households, 2036: 316 Couples without dependents, 2036: 1,395 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,053 Other families, 2026: 73 One parent family, 2026: 395 Lone person households, 2026: 1,853 Group households, 2026: 318 Couples without dependents, 2026: 1,394 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,099 Other families, 2016: 71 One parent family, 2016: 377 Lone person households, 2016: 1,732 Group households, 2016: 327 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,370 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,144
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: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 43 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: -2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: -46 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 121 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -9 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -45
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

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.

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