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South West GroupPopulation forecast

South West Group

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the South West Group was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in South West Group, 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
South West Group201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents53,62833.868,35133.677,86032.7+24,232
Couples without dependents44,46028.158,69828.869,72029.3+25,260
Group households5,4473.46,7693.37,6413.2+2,194
Lone person households35,63522.545,62022.454,96623.1+19,331
One parent family15,82610.019,5439.622,2479.4+6,421
Other families3,4542.24,5172.25,4442.3+1,990
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the South West Group was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 33.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 14,723 households and account for 33.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 1,063 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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