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Northern Beaches CouncilPopulation forecast

Northern Beaches Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Northern Beaches Council was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents35,76436.336,79934.339,36233.6+3,598
Couples without dependents27,84428.331,76029.635,24730.1+7,403
Group households3,6353.73,9083.64,1813.6+546
Lone person households21,25721.624,16822.526,82522.9+5,568
One parent family7,8097.98,3667.88,8927.6+1,083
Other families2,1672.22,3832.22,5992.2+432
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Northern Beaches Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 3,916 households and account for 29.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 216 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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