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Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank, 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 Brimbank201120262041Change between 2011 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents24,74338.425,73834.826,72633.8+1,983
Couples without dependents13,66721.218,15524.619,27624.3+5,609
Group households1,9533.02,2063.02,3563.0+403
Lone person households11,46217.814,51519.616,57720.9+5,115
One parent family9,06914.110,07613.610,79713.6+1,728
Other families3,4895.43,1824.33,4534.4-36

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 3,453 One parent family, 2041: 10,797 Lone person households, 2041: 16,577 Group households, 2041: 2,356 Couples without dependents, 2041: 19,276 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 26,726 Other families, 2026: 3,182 One parent family, 2026: 10,076 Lone person households, 2026: 14,515 Group households, 2026: 2,206 Couples without dependents, 2026: 18,155 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 25,738 Other families, 2011: 3,489 One parent family, 2011: 9,069 Lone person households, 2011: 11,462 Group households, 2011: 1,953 Couples without dependents, 2011: 13,667 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 24,743
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 271 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 721 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 2,062 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 150 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 1,121 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 988 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: -307 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 1,007 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 3,053 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 253 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,488 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 995
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Brimbank was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 38.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 4,488 households and account for 24.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 307 households, to comprise 4.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 5.4% in 2011.

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