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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Queanbeyan West

Household types

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

Analysing the future household structure in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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
Queanbeyan West201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents39430.736327.835526.6-39
Couples without dependents35928.041732.041931.4+60
Group households393.0382.9372.8-2
Lone person households30623.932324.835826.9+52
One parent family16913.214611.214711.0-22
Other families161.2171.3171.3+1
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Queanbeyan West was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 30.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 58 households and account for 32.0% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 31 households, to comprise 27.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 30.7% in 2016.

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