City of Greater BendigoPopulation forecast
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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Greater Bendigo

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Bendigo was 'Couples without 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 Bendigo201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents12,19126.714,68426.817,43827.5+5,247
Couples without dependents13,05428.615,92229.118,71729.5+5,663
Group households1,7233.81,8943.51,9493.1+226
Lone person households12,98428.515,80028.918,27128.8+5,287
One parent family5,06111.15,79910.66,48910.2+1,428
Other families5951.36001.16051.0+10

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 605 One parent family, 2036: 6,489 Lone person households, 2036: 18,271 Group households, 2036: 1,949 Couples without dependents, 2036: 18,717 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 17,438 Other families, 2026: 600 One parent family, 2026: 5,799 Lone person households, 2026: 15,800 Group households, 2026: 1,894 Couples without dependents, 2026: 15,922 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 14,684 Other families, 2016: 595 One parent family, 2016: 5,061 Lone person households, 2016: 12,984 Group households, 2016: 1,723 Couples without dependents, 2016: 13,054 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 12,191
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: 5 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 690 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,471 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 55 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,795 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,754 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 5 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 738 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,816 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 171 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,868 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,493
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Bendigo was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 28.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,868 households and account for 29.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 5 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.3% in 2016.

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