City of Hobsons BayPopulation forecast
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In 2011, 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 City201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents11,00632.512,35431.212,92830.6+1,922
Couples without dependents8,32024.610,21925.811,06526.2+2,745
Group households1,3744.11,5323.91,5513.7+177
Lone person households8,59925.410,33126.111,34326.8+2,744
One parent family3,67810.94,06610.34,25810.1+580
Other families8692.61,0412.61,1522.7+283

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,152 One parent family, 2036: 4,258 Lone person households, 2036: 11,343 Group households, 2036: 1,551 Couples without dependents, 2036: 11,065 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 12,928 Other families, 2026: 1,041 One parent family, 2026: 4,066 Lone person households, 2026: 10,331 Group households, 2026: 1,532 Couples without dependents, 2026: 10,219 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 12,354 Other families, 2011: 869 One parent family, 2011: 3,678 Lone person households, 2011: 8,599 Group households, 2011: 1,374 Couples without dependents, 2011: 8,320 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 11,006
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 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: 111 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 192 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,012 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 19 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 846 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 574 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 172 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 388 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,732 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 158 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,899 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,348
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2015.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Hobsons Bay City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,899 households and account for 25.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 158 households, to comprise 3.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 4.1% in 2011.

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