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Rural West

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Wagga Wagga City, 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
Rural West201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents32236.837936.442536.1+103
Couples without dependents28832.934933.538933.1+101
Group households202.3242.3262.2+6
Lone person households16018.318918.222318.9+63
One parent family697.9807.7927.8+23
Other families161.8201.9221.9+6

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 22 One parent family, 2036: 92 Lone person households, 2036: 223 Group households, 2036: 26 Couples without dependents, 2036: 389 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 425 Other families, 2026: 20 One parent family, 2026: 80 Lone person households, 2026: 189 Group households, 2026: 24 Couples without dependents, 2026: 349 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 379 Other families, 2016: 16 One parent family, 2016: 69 Lone person households, 2016: 160 Group households, 2016: 20 Couples without dependents, 2016: 288 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 322
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: 2 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 12 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 46 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 11 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 29 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 61 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 57
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural West was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 61 households and account for 33.5% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 4 households, to comprise 2.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.3% in 2016.

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