Shellharbour City CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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Shellharbour City

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 dependents8,85234.610,09633.111,33532.1+2,483
Couples without dependents6,60325.89,30130.511,35532.2+4,752
Group households4961.94911.65701.6+74
Lone person households5,30520.76,23820.57,14620.2+1,841
One parent family3,45513.53,56911.74,05211.5+597
Other families8873.57972.68592.4-28

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2018.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 859 One parent family, 2041: 4,052 Lone person households, 2041: 7,146 Group households, 2041: 570 Couples without dependents, 2041: 11,355 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 11,335 Other families, 2026: 797 One parent family, 2026: 3,569 Lone person households, 2026: 6,238 Group households, 2026: 491 Couples without dependents, 2026: 9,301 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 10,096 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, September 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 62 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 483 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 908 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 79 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 2,054 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 1,239 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -90 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 114 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 933 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -5 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,698 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,244
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 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 2,698 households and account for 30.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 90 households, to comprise 2.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.5% in 2016.

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