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Bonshaw - Smythes Creek

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Bonshaw - Smythes Creek was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

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
Bonshaw - Smythes Creek201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents9253.821734.667338.4+581
Couples without dependents4626.915725.042424.2+378
Group households63.5182.9402.3+34
Lone person households179.914022.334819.9+331
One parent family63.58213.122813.0+222
Other families42.3142.2402.3+36

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 40 One parent family, 2036: 228 Lone person households, 2036: 348 Group households, 2036: 40 Couples without dependents, 2036: 424 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 673 Other families, 2026: 14 One parent family, 2026: 82 Lone person households, 2026: 140 Group households, 2026: 18 Couples without dependents, 2026: 157 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 217 Other families, 2016: 4 One parent family, 2016: 6 Lone person households, 2016: 17 Group households, 2016: 6 Couples without dependents, 2016: 46 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 92
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: 26 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 146 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 208 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 22 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 267 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 456 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 10 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 76 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 123 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 12 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 111 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 125
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Bonshaw - Smythes Creek was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 53.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 125 households and account for 34.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 10 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.3% in 2016.

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