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Delacombe

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Delacombe 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
Delacombe201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents73730.31,20331.71,85332.2+1,116
Couples without dependents67427.796625.51,45225.2+778
Group households763.11032.71552.7+79
Lone person households57523.693024.51,40724.5+832
One parent family33713.853714.280714.0+470
Other families361.5521.4791.4+43

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 79 One parent family, 2036: 807 Lone person households, 2036: 1,407 Group households, 2036: 155 Couples without dependents, 2036: 1,452 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,853 Other families, 2026: 52 One parent family, 2026: 537 Lone person households, 2026: 930 Group households, 2026: 103 Couples without dependents, 2026: 966 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,203 Other families, 2016: 36 One parent family, 2016: 337 Lone person households, 2016: 575 Group households, 2016: 76 Couples without dependents, 2016: 674 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 737
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: 27 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 270 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 477 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 52 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 486 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 650 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 16 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 200 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 355 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 27 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 292 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 466
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Delacombe was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 30.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 466 households and account for 31.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 16 households, to comprise 1.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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