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Rural West

Household types

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

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 West201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents39535.441334.344934.6+54
Couples without dependents43839.348840.551739.8+79
Group households272.4262.2282.2+1
Lone person households15213.616613.818113.9+29
One parent family807.2877.2967.4+16
Other families232.1242.0272.1+4

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 27 One parent family, 2036: 96 Lone person households, 2036: 181 Group households, 2036: 28 Couples without dependents, 2036: 517 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 449 Other families, 2026: 24 One parent family, 2026: 87 Lone person households, 2026: 166 Group households, 2026: 26 Couples without dependents, 2026: 488 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 413 Other families, 2016: 23 One parent family, 2016: 80 Lone person households, 2016: 152 Group households, 2016: 27 Couples without dependents, 2016: 438 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 395
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 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: 3 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 9 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 36 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 14 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 50 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 18
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 39.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 50 households and account for 40.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 1 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.4% in 2016.

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