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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Ballarat 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 Ballarat, 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 Ballarat201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents11,13126.513,58827.016,05127.2+4,920
Couples without dependents11,33727.013,74427.316,16827.4+4,831
Group households2,0614.92,1934.32,3714.0+310
Lone person households12,19929.014,70929.217,31129.4+5,112
One parent family4,74811.35,52711.06,28810.7+1,540
Other families5691.46561.37631.3+194

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 763 One parent family, 2036: 6,288 Lone person households, 2036: 17,311 Group households, 2036: 2,371 Couples without dependents, 2036: 16,168 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 16,051 Other families, 2026: 656 One parent family, 2026: 5,527 Lone person households, 2026: 14,709 Group households, 2026: 2,193 Couples without dependents, 2026: 13,744 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 13,588 Other families, 2016: 569 One parent family, 2016: 4,748 Lone person households, 2016: 12,199 Group households, 2016: 2,061 Couples without dependents, 2016: 11,337 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 11,131
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 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: 107 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 761 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 2,602 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 178 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,424 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,463 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 87 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 779 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,510 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 132 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,407 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 2,457
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Ballarat was Lone person households, which accounted for 29.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,510 households and account for 29.2% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 87 households, to comprise 1.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.4% in 2016.

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