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 dependents11,00632.412,67331.113,55230.2+2,546
Couples without dependents8,32024.510,47025.711,66826.0+3,348
Group households1,3744.01,5453.81,6513.7+277
Lone person households8,59925.310,68426.212,09326.9+3,494
One parent family3,67810.84,20210.34,52210.1+844
Other families1,0033.01,2303.01,4193.2+416

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,419 One parent family, 2036: 4,522 Lone person households, 2036: 12,093 Group households, 2036: 1,651 Couples without dependents, 2036: 11,668 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 13,552 Other families, 2026: 1,230 One parent family, 2026: 4,202 Lone person households, 2026: 10,684 Group households, 2026: 1,545 Couples without dependents, 2026: 10,470 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 12,673 Other families, 2011: 1,003 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, May 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 189 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 320 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,409 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 106 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,198 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 879 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 227 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 524 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 2,085 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 171 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,150 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,667
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in Hobsons Bay City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,150 households and account for 25.7% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 171 households, to comprise 3.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 4.0% in 2011.

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