The Hills Shire CouncilPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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The Hills Shire

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in The Hills Shire 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 The Hills 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
The Hills Shire201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents26,86752.932,17849.839,13348.7+12,266
Couples without dependents12,77125.216,57925.620,76125.8+7,990
Group households7831.51,0341.61,3361.7+553
Lone person households4,9439.77,66211.910,17912.7+5,236
One parent family3,8347.65,1728.06,4098.0+2,575
Other families1,5643.12,0133.12,5003.1+936

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,500 One parent family, 2036: 6,409 Lone person households, 2036: 10,179 Group households, 2036: 1,336 Couples without dependents, 2036: 20,761 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 39,133 Other families, 2026: 2,013 One parent family, 2026: 5,172 Lone person households, 2026: 7,662 Group households, 2026: 1,034 Couples without dependents, 2026: 16,579 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 32,178 Other families, 2016: 1,564 One parent family, 2016: 3,834 Lone person households, 2016: 4,943 Group households, 2016: 783 Couples without dependents, 2016: 12,771 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 26,867
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: 487 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 1,237 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,517 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 302 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 4,182 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 6,955 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 449 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 1,338 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,719 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 251 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 3,808 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 5,311
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in The Hills Shire was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 52.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 5,311 households and account for 49.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 251 households, to comprise 1.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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