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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Shoalhaven 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
Shoalhaven City201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,69622.710,34120.611,68721.1+1,991
Couples without dependents14,13133.117,24434.318,83534.0+4,704
Group households1,1322.61,1942.41,2982.3+166
Lone person households12,21028.615,59831.017,09030.8+4,880
One parent family4,63710.85,04410.05,54810.0+911
Other families9402.28651.79591.7+19

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 959 One parent family, 2041: 5,548 Lone person households, 2041: 17,090 Group households, 2041: 1,298 Couples without dependents, 2041: 18,835 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 11,687 Other families, 2031: 865 One parent family, 2031: 5,044 Lone person households, 2031: 15,598 Group households, 2031: 1,194 Couples without dependents, 2031: 17,244 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 10,341 Other families, 2016: 940 One parent family, 2016: 4,637 Lone person households, 2016: 12,210 Group households, 2016: 1,132 Couples without dependents, 2016: 14,131 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 9,696
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2031 to 2041: 94 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2041: 504 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2041: 1,492 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2041: 104 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2041: 1,591 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2041: 1,346 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: -75 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 407 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 3,388 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 62 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 3,113 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 645
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 33.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 3,388 households and account for 31.0% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 75 households, to comprise 1.7% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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