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Mount Warrigal

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mount Warrigal was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

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
Mount Warrigal201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents55830.352828.055928.5+1
Couples without dependents56830.963133.470135.8+133
Group households291.6211.1221.1-7
Lone person households33618.342322.437018.9+34
One parent family28515.524012.725813.2-27
Other families643.5462.4482.5-16

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 48 One parent family, 2041: 258 Lone person households, 2041: 370 Group households, 2041: 22 Couples without dependents, 2041: 701 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 559 Other families, 2026: 46 One parent family, 2026: 240 Lone person households, 2026: 423 Group households, 2026: 21 Couples without dependents, 2026: 631 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 528 Other families, 2016: 64 One parent family, 2016: 285 Lone person households, 2016: 336 Group households, 2016: 29 Couples without dependents, 2016: 568 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 558
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: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 18 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: -53 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 70 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 31 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: -18 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: -45 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 87 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 63 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -30
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mount Warrigal was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 30.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 87 households and account for 22.4% of all households.

In contrast One parent family is forecast to decrease by 45 households, to comprise 12.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 15.5% in 2016.

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