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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shellharbour City was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Shellharbour City, 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
Shellharbour City201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents8,85234.610,12633.111,46132.1+2,609
Couples without dependents6,60325.89,32330.511,45632.1+4,853
Group households4961.94921.65751.6+79
Lone person households5,30520.76,26320.57,22420.2+1,919
One parent family3,45513.53,58411.74,09811.5+643
Other families8873.58022.68732.4-14

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2019.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 873 One parent family, 2041: 4,098 Lone person households, 2041: 7,224 Group households, 2041: 575 Couples without dependents, 2041: 11,456 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 11,461 Other families, 2026: 802 One parent family, 2026: 3,584 Lone person households, 2026: 6,263 Group households, 2026: 492 Couples without dependents, 2026: 9,323 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 10,126 Other families, 2016: 887 One parent family, 2016: 3,455 Lone person households, 2016: 5,305 Group households, 2016: 496 Couples without dependents, 2016: 6,603 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 8,852
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 71 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 514 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 961 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 83 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,133 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 1,335 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -85 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 129 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 958 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,720 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,274
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shellharbour City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,720 households and account for 30.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 85 households, to comprise 2.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.5% in 2016.

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