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City of RockinghamPopulation forecast

City of Rockingham

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Rockingham was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Rockingham, 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
City of Rockingham201620312046Change between 2016 and 2046
Couple families with dependents17,13536.122,95434.530,48133.8+13,346
Couples without dependents12,53726.418,55427.925,87428.7+13,337
Group households1,3302.81,7632.72,1602.4+830
Lone person households9,95221.014,57921.920,37022.6+10,418
One parent family5,31511.27,07710.69,20210.2+3,887
Other families1,1692.51,5522.31,9852.2+816
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2046, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Rockingham was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6,017 households and account for 27.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 383 households, to comprise 2.3% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.5% in 2016.

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