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Mount Clear - Mount Helen

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mount Clear - Mount Helen was 'Couple families with dependents', 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
Mount Clear - Mount Helen201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents71331.386530.994829.5+235
Couples without dependents69630.686430.899731.0+301
Group households2049.01967.02116.6+7
Lone person households44519.561822.076523.8+320
One parent family1918.42318.22588.0+67
Other families281.2291.0321.0+4

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 32 One parent family, 2036: 258 Lone person households, 2036: 765 Group households, 2036: 211 Couples without dependents, 2036: 997 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 948 Other families, 2026: 29 One parent family, 2026: 231 Lone person households, 2026: 618 Group households, 2026: 196 Couples without dependents, 2026: 864 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 865 Other families, 2016: 28 One parent family, 2016: 191 Lone person households, 2016: 445 Group households, 2016: 204 Couples without dependents, 2016: 696 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 713
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: 3 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 147 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 15 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 133 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 83 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 40 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 173 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -8 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 168 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 152
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Mount Clear - Mount Helen was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 31.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 173 households and account for 22.0% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 8 households, to comprise 7.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 9.0% in 2016.

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