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

Analysing the future household structure in City of Melton, 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 Melton201120262041Change between 2011 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents16,37243.929,35140.952,35241.0+35,980
Couples without dependents8,26622.219,78827.637,95129.7+29,685
Group households7892.11,4592.02,5642.0+1,775
Lone person households6,05616.211,01315.317,33913.6+11,283
One parent family4,80312.98,67412.115,19211.9+10,389
Other families1,0062.71,4962.12,2421.8+1,236

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 2,242 One parent family, 2041: 15,192 Lone person households, 2041: 17,339 Group households, 2041: 2,564 Couples without dependents, 2041: 37,951 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 52,352 Other families, 2026: 1,496 One parent family, 2026: 8,674 Lone person households, 2026: 11,013 Group households, 2026: 1,459 Couples without dependents, 2026: 19,788 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 29,351 Other families, 2011: 1,006 One parent family, 2011: 4,803 Lone person households, 2011: 6,056 Group households, 2011: 789 Couples without dependents, 2011: 8,266 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 16,372
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 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: 746 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 6,518 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 6,326 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 1,105 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 18,163 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 23,001 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 490 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 3,871 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 4,957 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 670 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 11,522 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 12,979
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, February 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Melton was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 43.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 12,979 households and account for 40.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 490 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.7% in 2011.

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