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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 Council201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9,79723.010,66821.012,81621.4+3,019
Couples without dependents14,13833.117,26433.920,15933.7+6,021
Group households1,0902.61,2312.41,3872.3+297
Lone person households12,12628.415,64030.718,50730.9+6,381
One parent family4,56110.75,0309.95,7899.7+1,228
Other families9412.21,0292.01,2022.0+261
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), March 2021.

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 3,514 households and account for 30.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 88 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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