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Heathcote - Waterfall

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Heathcote - Waterfall was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Sutherland Shire, 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
Heathcote - Waterfall201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents99243.21,01942.11,02041.0+28
Couples without dependents59525.962826.065826.4+63
Group households261.1281.2291.2+3
Lone person households43919.149320.452621.1+87
One parent family1898.21968.12018.1+12
Other families532.3552.3562.2+3

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, October 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 56 One parent family, 2036: 201 Lone person households, 2036: 526 Group households, 2036: 29 Couples without dependents, 2036: 658 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,020 Other families, 2026: 55 One parent family, 2026: 196 Lone person households, 2026: 493 Group households, 2026: 28 Couples without dependents, 2026: 628 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,019 Other families, 2016: 53 One parent family, 2016: 189 Lone person households, 2016: 439 Group households, 2016: 26 Couples without dependents, 2016: 595 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 992
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 5 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 33 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 54 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 33 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 27
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Heathcote - Waterfall was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 43.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 54 households and account for 20.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 2 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.1% in 2016.

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