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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 Council||2016||2031||2041||Change between 2016 and 2041|
|Couple families with dependents||24,811||30.9||29,028||30.5||32,679||30.6||+7,868|
|Couples without dependents||19,854||24.7||24,343||25.6||27,700||26.0||+7,846|
|Lone person households||20,501||25.5||23,957||25.2||26,568||24.9||+6,067|
|One parent family||8,927||11.1||10,310||10.8||11,447||10.7||+2,520|
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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