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West Pennant Hills

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in West Pennant Hills was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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
West Pennant Hills201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,22955.12,23450.02,66250.6+433
Couples without dependents1,13728.11,34030.01,49928.5+362
Group households190.5200.4240.5+5
Lone person households3709.155212.369013.1+320
One parent family1844.52014.52414.6+57
Other families1092.71252.81492.8+40

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 149 One parent family, 2036: 241 Lone person households, 2036: 690 Group households, 2036: 24 Couples without dependents, 2036: 1,499 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 2,662 Other families, 2026: 125 One parent family, 2026: 201 Lone person households, 2026: 552 Group households, 2026: 20 Couples without dependents, 2026: 1,340 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 2,234 Other families, 2016: 109 One parent family, 2016: 184 Lone person households, 2016: 370 Group households, 2016: 19 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,137 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 2,229
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: 24 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 138 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 159 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 428 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 17 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 182 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 203 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 5
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in West Pennant Hills was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 55.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 203 households and account for 30.0% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 1 households, to comprise 0.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 0.5% in 2016.

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