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Shoalhaven City CouncilPopulation forecast

Shoalhaven City Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City Council 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 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
Shoalhaven City Council201620312041Change 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, February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Shoalhaven City Council 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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