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Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Tempe was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 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
Tempe201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents44032.642929.743429.3-6
Couples without dependents28120.832322.433022.3+49
Group households1208.91268.71278.6+7
Lone person households30622.735524.636924.9+63
One parent family1319.71409.71479.9+16
Other families715.3704.9724.9+1
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Tempe was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 49 households and account for 24.6% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 11 households, to comprise 29.7% of all households in 2031, compared to 32.6% in 2016.

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