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 City||2016||2026||2041||Change between 2016 and 2041|
|Couple families with dependents||8,852||34.6||10,126||33.1||11,461||32.1||+2,609||1,274||1,335||0.0000||0.0000||29.4735652626824||1274|
|Couples without dependents||6,603||25.8||9,323||30.5||11,456||32.1||+4,853||2,720||2,133||0.0000||0.0000||73.4968952392899||2720|
|Lone person households||5,305||20.7||6,263||20.5||7,224||20.2||+1,919||958||961||0.0000||0.0000||36.1734212324724||958|
|One parent family||3,455||13.5||3,584||11.7||4,098||11.5||+643||129||514||0.0000||0.0000||18.6107090633554||129|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2019.
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.