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Kempsey ShirePopulation forecast

Kempsey Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Kempsey Shire was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Kempsey Shire, 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
Kempsey Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents2,62321.62,68720.62,86520.0+242
Couples without dependents4,04533.44,47934.34,90034.2+855
Group households4653.85083.95633.9+98
Lone person households3,32127.43,63627.94,12028.8+799
One parent family1,46212.11,54111.81,64811.5+186
Other families2011.72021.52191.5+18
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Kempsey Shire was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 33.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 434 households and account for 34.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 1 households, to comprise 1.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.7% in 2016.

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