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District Council of Mount Barker

Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the District Council of Mount Barker was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in District Council of Mount Barker, 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
District Council of Mount Barker201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,07535.65,47932.66,99032.5+2,915
Couples without dependents3,27028.55,00729.86,41029.8+3,140
Group households2802.43982.44992.3+219
Lone person households2,48821.73,97923.75,04023.4+2,552
One parent family1,22010.61,73610.32,26810.6+1,048
Other families1251.12011.22901.3+165

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 290 One parent family, 2036: 2,268 Lone person households, 2036: 5,040 Group households, 2036: 499 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,410 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 6,990 Other families, 2026: 201 One parent family, 2026: 1,736 Lone person households, 2026: 3,979 Group households, 2026: 398 Couples without dependents, 2026: 5,007 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 5,479 Other families, 2011: 125 One parent family, 2011: 1,220 Lone person households, 2011: 2,488 Group households, 2011: 280 Couples without dependents, 2011: 3,270 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 4,075
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 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: 89 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 532 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,061 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 101 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,403 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,511 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 76 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 516 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 1,491 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 118 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,737 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 1,404
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2017.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the District Council of Mount Barker was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,737 households and account for 29.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 76 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.1% in 2011.

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