City of MeltonPopulation 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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City of Melton

Household types

In 2016, 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 Melton201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents20,29544.030,57941.853,86641.8+33,571
Couples without dependents11,32324.620,68828.239,26630.4+27,943
Group households9612.11,5252.12,6652.1+1,704
Lone person households7,01515.210,55214.416,17112.5+9,156
One parent family5,34311.68,31811.414,66411.4+9,321
Other families1,1392.51,5762.22,3331.8+1,194

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 2,333 One parent family, 2041: 14,664 Lone person households, 2041: 16,171 Group households, 2041: 2,665 Couples without dependents, 2041: 39,266 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 53,866 Other families, 2026: 1,576 One parent family, 2026: 8,318 Lone person households, 2026: 10,552 Group households, 2026: 1,525 Couples without dependents, 2026: 20,688 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 30,579 Other families, 2016: 1,139 One parent family, 2016: 5,343 Lone person households, 2016: 7,015 Group households, 2016: 961 Couples without dependents, 2016: 11,323 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 20,295
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 757 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 6,346 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 5,619 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 1,140 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 18,578 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 23,287 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 437 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 2,975 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 3,537 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 564 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 9,365 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 10,284
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Melton was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 44.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 10,284 households and account for 41.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 437 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2016.

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