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Sutherland Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Sutherland Shire Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Sutherland Shire Council was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire Council201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents31,30637.532,56235.133,74533.6+2,439
Couples without dependents22,18626.625,49627.527,86027.8+5,674
Group households1,9582.32,3552.52,6242.6+666
Lone person households18,36222.021,52923.224,57524.5+6,213
One parent family7,6489.28,3949.19,0459.0+1,397
Other families2,0522.52,3182.52,4832.5+431
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Sutherland Shire Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 37.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 3,310 households and account for 27.5% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 266 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2016.

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