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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Rockhampton 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
Rural West201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents40035.738133.138632.2-14
Couples without dependents39835.538233.239733.1-1
Group households100.980.770.6-3
Lone person households20418.227824.230125.1+97
One parent family827.3766.6816.8-1
Other families272.4252.2262.2-1
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 74 households and account for 24.2% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 19 households, to comprise 33.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 35.7% in 2016.

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