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Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Bendigo was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Greater Bendigo, 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
City of Greater Bendigo201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents11,42528.114,87527.417,66228.0+6,237
Couples without dependents11,07527.216,07229.618,98530.1+7,910
Group households1,7554.31,9073.51,9773.1+222
Lone person households11,02927.115,26828.117,68228.0+6,653
One parent family4,77311.75,61110.36,2579.9+1,484
Other families6291.56071.16141.0-15

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, August 2015.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 614 One parent family, 2036: 6,257 Lone person households, 2036: 17,682 Group households, 2036: 1,977 Couples without dependents, 2036: 18,985 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 17,662 Other families, 2026: 607 One parent family, 2026: 5,611 Lone person households, 2026: 15,268 Group households, 2026: 1,907 Couples without dependents, 2026: 16,072 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 14,875 Other families, 2011: 629 One parent family, 2011: 4,773 Lone person households, 2011: 11,029 Group households, 2011: 1,755 Couples without dependents, 2011: 11,075 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 11,425
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2015.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 646 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,414 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 70 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,913 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,787 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: -22 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 838 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 4,239 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 152 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,997 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 3,450
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, August 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Bendigo was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,997 households and account for 29.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 22 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2011.

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