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City of Darebin

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Darebin was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Darebin, 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 Darebin201120262041Change between 2011 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents16,07228.520,82227.924,93527.0+8,863
Couples without dependents13,32323.617,50323.521,90023.7+8,577
Group households4,1607.45,0446.85,9236.4+1,763
Lone person households15,69627.822,16529.728,34230.7+12,646
One parent family5,5499.87,1599.68,8729.6+3,323
Other families1,6823.01,8702.52,2462.4+564

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 2,246 One parent family, 2041: 8,872 Lone person households, 2041: 28,342 Group households, 2041: 5,923 Couples without dependents, 2041: 21,900 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 24,935 Other families, 2026: 1,870 One parent family, 2026: 7,159 Lone person households, 2026: 22,165 Group households, 2026: 5,044 Couples without dependents, 2026: 17,503 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 20,822 Other families, 2011: 1,682 One parent family, 2011: 5,549 Lone person households, 2011: 15,696 Group households, 2011: 4,160 Couples without dependents, 2011: 13,323 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 16,072
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 376 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 1,713 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 6,177 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 879 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 4,397 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 4,113 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 188 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 1,610 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 6,469 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 884 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,180 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 4,750
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Darebin was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 6,469 households and account for 29.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 188 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.0% in 2011.

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