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In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Sydney was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.
Analysing the future household structure in City of Sydney, 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|
|City of Sydney||2016||2026||2035||Change between 2016 and 2035|
|Couple families with dependents||10,437||10.2||13,996||10.5||15,803||10.6||+5,366|
|Couples without dependents||30,510||29.9||39,776||29.9||44,775||30.0||+14,265|
|Lone person households||38,175||37.5||48,083||36.1||52,864||35.4||+14,689|
|One parent family||4,223||4.1||6,062||4.6||7,043||4.7||+2,820|
In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Sydney was Lone person households, which accounted for 37.5% of all households.
The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 9,908 households and account for 36.1% of all households.
In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 973 households, to comprise 2.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2016.
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