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City of SydneyPopulation forecast

City of Sydney

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the 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 Sydney201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents10,43710.213,99610.516,66710.6+6,230
Couples without dependents30,51029.939,77629.947,32030.1+16,810
Group households16,03415.721,67516.326,50316.9+10,469
Lone person households38,17537.548,08336.154,88834.9+16,713
One parent family4,2234.16,0624.67,5744.8+3,351
Other families2,5382.53,5112.64,1962.7+1,658
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the 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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