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Wollongong City CouncilPopulation forecast

Wollongong City Council

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wollongong City Council was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Wollongong City Council, 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
Wollongong City Council201620312041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents24,81130.929,02830.532,67930.6+7,868
Couples without dependents19,85424.724,34325.627,70026.0+7,846
Group households3,7634.74,7125.05,1844.9+1,421
Lone person households20,50125.523,95725.226,56824.9+6,067
One parent family8,92711.110,31010.811,44710.7+2,520
Other families2,3963.02,8173.03,1653.0+769
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), August 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wollongong City Council was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 30.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,489 households and account for 25.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 421 households, to comprise 3.0% of all households in 2031, compared to 3.0% in 2016.

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