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Household types

In 2011, 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 Perth201120262036Change between 2011 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9399.01,5258.41,6948.0+755
Couples without dependents3,38732.35,59630.76,63131.2+3,244
Group households1,17611.21,6759.21,8728.8+696
Lone person households4,39241.98,51646.79,97847.0+5,586
One parent family3193.05242.96022.8+283
Other families2752.64162.34542.1+179

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 454 One parent family, 2036: 602 Lone person households, 2036: 9,978 Group households, 2036: 1,872 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,631 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,694 Other families, 2026: 416 One parent family, 2026: 524 Lone person households, 2026: 8,516 Group households, 2026: 1,675 Couples without dependents, 2026: 5,596 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,525 Other families, 2011: 275 One parent family, 2011: 319 Lone person households, 2011: 4,392 Group households, 2011: 1,176 Couples without dependents, 2011: 3,387 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 939
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 78 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,462 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 197 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,035 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 169 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2026: 141 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2026: 205 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2026: 4,124 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2026: 499 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2026: 2,209 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2026: 586
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, June 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Perth was Lone person households, which accounted for 41.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 4,124 households and account for 46.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 141 households, to comprise 2.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.6% in 2011.

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