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Shellharbour City CouncilPopulation forecast

Shellharbour City Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shellharbour City Council 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 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
Shellharbour City Council201620262041Change 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, September 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shellharbour City Council 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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