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Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington 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
Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents92822.891421.189119.9-37
Couples without dependents1,03925.51,12225.91,16726.1+128
Group households2977.33077.13106.9+13
Lone person households1,37533.81,54435.71,66537.2+290
One parent family3859.53949.13908.7+5
Other families461.1471.1471.1+1

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 47 One parent family, 2036: 390 Lone person households, 2036: 1,665 Group households, 2036: 310 Couples without dependents, 2036: 1,167 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 891 Other families, 2026: 47 One parent family, 2026: 394 Lone person households, 2026: 1,544 Group households, 2026: 307 Couples without dependents, 2026: 1,122 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 914 Other families, 2016: 46 One parent family, 2016: 385 Lone person households, 2016: 1,375 Group households, 2016: 297 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,039 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 928
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: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 121 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 45 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: -23 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 9 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 169 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 10 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 83 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -14
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington was Lone person households, which accounted for 33.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 169 households and account for 35.7% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 14 households, to comprise 21.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 22.8% in 2016.

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