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Rockhampton Regional CouncilPopulation forecast

Rockhampton Regional Council

Household types

In [Parameter].[Year1Label], the dominant household type in Rockhampton Regional Council was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2017 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
Rockhampton Regional Council[Parameter].[Year1Label]20172041Change between [Parameter].[Year1Label] and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,10228.910,08828.511,03828.5+1,936
Couples without dependents8,11725.89,23626.110,13326.1+2,016
Group households1,1513.71,2883.61,3713.5+220
Lone person households8,28126.39,40726.510,34126.7+2,060
One parent family4,07712.94,55812.94,96612.8+889
Other families7892.58682.49432.4+154
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2021.

Key findings

In [Parameter].[Year1Label], the dominant household type in Rockhampton Regional Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.9% of all households.

The largest increase between [Parameter].[Year1Label] and 2017 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 1,126 households and account for 26.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 79 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2017, compared to 2.5% in [Parameter].[Year1Label].

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