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Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Wollongong 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
Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,10847.51,08942.21,05738.9-51
Couples without dependents55623.867526.172926.8+173
Group households451.9471.8481.8+3
Lone person households36515.649619.259822.0+233
One parent family2209.42308.92368.7+16
Other families391.7461.8501.8+11

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 50 One parent family, 2036: 236 Lone person households, 2036: 598 Group households, 2036: 48 Couples without dependents, 2036: 729 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,057 Other families, 2026: 46 One parent family, 2026: 230 Lone person households, 2026: 496 Group households, 2026: 47 Couples without dependents, 2026: 675 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,089 Other families, 2016: 39 One parent family, 2016: 220 Lone person households, 2016: 365 Group households, 2016: 45 Couples without dependents, 2016: 556 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,108
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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: 4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 6 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 102 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 54 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: -32 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 7 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 10 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 131 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 119 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -19
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Helensburgh - Lilyvale - Otford was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 47.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 131 households and account for 19.2% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 19 households, to comprise 42.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 47.5% in 2016.

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