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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 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

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 Council201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents36,85738.239,81336.442,09835.8+5,241
Couples without dependents25,33426.229,21726.731,53526.8+6,201
Group households3,4873.63,7133.43,9163.3+429
Lone person households20,72321.525,23923.127,83923.7+7,116
One parent family7,2677.58,0807.48,6537.4+1,386
Other families2,8513.03,3193.03,5433.0+692
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Northern Beaches Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 38.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 4,516 households and account for 23.1% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 226 households, to comprise 3.4% of all households in 2031, compared to 3.6% in 2016.

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