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Inner West CouncilPopulation forecast

Inner West Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Inner West Council was 'Lone person households', 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
Inner West Council201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents20,46226.623,73125.325,38424.8+4,922
Couples without dependents19,64925.523,39324.924,92124.3+5,272
Group households7,4249.78,7279.39,1028.9+1,678
Lone person households21,10327.427,67829.531,59030.8+10,487
One parent family6,0567.97,6228.18,4208.2+2,364
Other families2,2362.92,7923.03,0002.9+764
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Inner West Council was Lone person households, which accounted for 27.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 6,575 households and account for 29.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 556 households, to comprise 3.0% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.9% in 2016.

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