Port Macquarie - Hastings CouncilPopulation forecast
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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area, 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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents7,66922.58,77222.410,04722.8+2,378
Couples without dependents11,86134.813,39134.214,91133.8+3,050
Group households8842.69472.41,0512.4+167
Lone person households9,72128.511,63029.713,07329.7+3,352
One parent family3,49610.33,95810.14,47210.1+976
Other families4701.44811.25251.2+55

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 525 One parent family, 2036: 4,472 Lone person households, 2036: 13,073 Group households, 2036: 1,051 Couples without dependents, 2036: 14,911 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 10,047 Other families, 2026: 481 One parent family, 2026: 3,958 Lone person households, 2026: 11,630 Group households, 2026: 947 Couples without dependents, 2026: 13,391 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 8,772 Other families, 2016: 470 One parent family, 2016: 3,496 Lone person households, 2016: 9,721 Group households, 2016: 884 Couples without dependents, 2016: 11,861 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 7,669
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 44 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 514 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,443 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 104 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,520 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,275 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 462 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,909 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 63 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,530 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,103
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 34.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 1,909 households and account for 29.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 11 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.4% in 2016.

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