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Wandal & West Rockhampton

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wandal & West Rockhampton was 'Lone person households', 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
Wandal & West Rockhampton201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents64126.766426.570526.9+64
Couples without dependents64426.868227.269626.6+52
Group households994.11064.21094.2+10
Lone person households69128.871328.474628.5+55
One parent family27611.529211.631311.9+37
Other families482.0512.0511.9+3

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 51 One parent family, 2036: 313 Lone person households, 2036: 746 Group households, 2036: 109 Couples without dependents, 2036: 696 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 705 Other families, 2026: 51 One parent family, 2026: 292 Lone person households, 2026: 713 Group households, 2026: 106 Couples without dependents, 2026: 682 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 664 Other families, 2016: 48 One parent family, 2016: 276 Lone person households, 2016: 691 Group households, 2016: 99 Couples without dependents, 2016: 644 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 641
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: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 21 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 33 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 14 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 41 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 22 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 23
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wandal & West Rockhampton was Lone person households, which accounted for 28.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 38 households and account for 27.2% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 3 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2016.

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