City of WhitehorsePopulation 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 Whitehorse

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whitehorse was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Whitehorse, 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 Whitehorse201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents21,51133.523,83532.225,48831.6+3,977
Couples without dependents16,33525.419,20425.921,02526.1+4,690
Group households3,1494.93,8975.34,0615.0+912
Lone person households15,55224.218,28724.720,40325.3+4,851
One parent family6,0119.46,8329.27,4319.2+1,420
Other families1,6822.62,0072.72,1412.7+459

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 2,141 One parent family, 2036: 7,431 Lone person households, 2036: 20,403 Group households, 2036: 4,061 Couples without dependents, 2036: 21,025 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 25,488 Other families, 2026: 2,007 One parent family, 2026: 6,832 Lone person households, 2026: 18,287 Group households, 2026: 3,897 Couples without dependents, 2026: 19,204 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 23,835 Other families, 2016: 1,682 One parent family, 2016: 6,011 Lone person households, 2016: 15,552 Group households, 2016: 3,149 Couples without dependents, 2016: 16,335 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 21,511
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 134 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 599 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,116 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 164 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,821 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,653 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 325 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 821 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,735 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 748 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,869 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,324
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Whitehorse was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 33.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,869 households and account for 25.9% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 325 households, to comprise 2.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.6% in 2016.

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