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Household types

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Whittlesea was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2021 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Whittlesea, 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 Whittlesea201120212041Change between 2011 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents22,99942.834,01342.153,02041.3+30,021
Couples without dependents12,51023.319,70524.432,13425.0+19,624
Group households1,1942.21,6052.02,2431.7+1,049
Lone person households8,18315.212,68115.720,77616.2+12,593
One parent family6,49512.19,25611.514,34711.2+7,852
Other families2,3134.33,5314.45,9954.7+3,682

Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 5,995 One parent family, 2041: 14,347 Lone person households, 2041: 20,776 Group households, 2041: 2,243 Couples without dependents, 2041: 32,134 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 53,020 Other families, 2021: 3,531 One parent family, 2021: 9,256 Lone person households, 2021: 12,681 Group households, 2021: 1,605 Couples without dependents, 2021: 19,705 Couple families with dependents, 2021: 34,013 Other families, 2011: 2,313 One parent family, 2011: 6,495 Lone person households, 2011: 8,183 Group households, 2011: 1,194 Couples without dependents, 2011: 12,510 Couple families with dependents, 2011: 22,999
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2011 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2021 to 2041: 2,464 Forecast change in One parent family,  2021 to 2041: 5,091 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2021 to 2041: 8,095 Forecast change in Group households,  2021 to 2041: 638 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2021 to 2041: 12,429 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2021 to 2041: 19,007 Forecast change in Other families,  2011 to 2021: 1,218 Forecast change in One parent family,  2011 to 2021: 2,761 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2011 to 2021: 4,498 Forecast change in Group households,  2011 to 2021: 411 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2011 to 2021: 7,195 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2011 to 2021: 11,014
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2016.

Key findings

In 2011, the dominant household type in the City of Whittlesea was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 42.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2011 and 2021 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 11,014 households and account for 42.1% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 411 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2021, compared to 2.2% in 2011.

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