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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Newcastle was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Newcastle, 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
City of Newcastle201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents16,95925.918,93725.721,11925.3+4,160
Couples without dependents15,83424.218,09824.620,76524.8+4,931
Group households4,6527.15,0966.95,5666.7+914
Lone person households19,21529.421,72029.525,17630.1+5,961
One parent family7,12710.97,96910.89,05610.8+1,929
Other families1,5912.41,7572.41,9462.3+355

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 1,946 One parent family, 2041: 9,056 Lone person households, 2041: 25,176 Group households, 2041: 5,566 Couples without dependents, 2041: 20,765 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 21,119 Other families, 2026: 1,757 One parent family, 2026: 7,969 Lone person households, 2026: 21,720 Group households, 2026: 5,096 Couples without dependents, 2026: 18,098 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 18,937 Other families, 2016: 1,591 One parent family, 2016: 7,127 Lone person households, 2016: 19,215 Group households, 2016: 4,652 Couples without dependents, 2016: 15,834 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 16,959
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 189 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 1,087 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 3,456 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 470 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,667 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,182 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 166 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 842 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,505 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 444 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,264 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,978
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Newcastle was Lone person households, which accounted for 29.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,505 households and account for 29.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 166 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.4% in 2016.

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