City of Hobsons BayPopulation 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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Hobsons Bay City

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Hobsons Bay City was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Hobsons Bay City, 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
Hobsons Bay City201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents11,81632.712,64131.413,54630.5+1,730
Couples without dependents9,11725.210,56226.211,73526.5+2,618
Group households1,4374.01,5363.81,6483.7+211
Lone person households8,95524.810,29025.511,65726.3+2,702
One parent family3,72810.34,03110.04,3439.8+615
Other families1,0793.01,2293.11,4203.2+341

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,420 One parent family, 2036: 4,343 Lone person households, 2036: 11,657 Group households, 2036: 1,648 Couples without dependents, 2036: 11,735 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 13,546 Other families, 2026: 1,229 One parent family, 2026: 4,031 Lone person households, 2026: 10,290 Group households, 2026: 1,536 Couples without dependents, 2026: 10,562 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 12,641 Other families, 2016: 1,079 One parent family, 2016: 3,728 Lone person households, 2016: 8,955 Group households, 2016: 1,437 Couples without dependents, 2016: 9,117 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 11,816
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: 191 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 312 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,367 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 112 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,173 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 905 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 150 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 303 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,335 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 99 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,445 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 825
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Hobsons Bay City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,445 households and account for 26.2% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 99 households, to comprise 3.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 4.0% in 2016.

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