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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 Perth

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Perth was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Perth, 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 Perth201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,2439.71,7029.51,8929.1+649
Couples without dependents4,50635.16,04333.77,03633.8+2,530
Group households1,38410.81,7829.91,9509.4+566
Lone person households5,05439.37,47441.78,88942.7+3,835
One parent family3192.54762.75712.7+252
Other families3452.74442.54742.3+129

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 474 One parent family, 2036: 571 Lone person households, 2036: 8,889 Group households, 2036: 1,950 Couples without dependents, 2036: 7,036 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,892 Other families, 2026: 444 One parent family, 2026: 476 Lone person households, 2026: 7,474 Group households, 2026: 1,782 Couples without dependents, 2026: 6,043 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,702 Other families, 2016: 345 One parent family, 2016: 319 Lone person households, 2016: 5,054 Group households, 2016: 1,384 Couples without dependents, 2016: 4,506 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,243
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 30 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 95 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,415 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 168 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 993 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 190 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 99 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 157 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,420 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 398 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,537 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 459
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Perth was Lone person households, which accounted for 39.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,420 households and account for 41.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 99 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.7% in 2016.

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