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Rural East

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural East was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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
Rural East201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents35244.145739.954437.7+192
Couples without dependents28936.240535.449034.0+201
Group households50.680.7100.7+5
Lone person households9812.319617.130421.1+206
One parent family425.3635.5765.3+34
Other families121.5151.3181.2+6

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 18 One parent family, 2036: 76 Lone person households, 2036: 304 Group households, 2036: 10 Couples without dependents, 2036: 490 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 544 Other families, 2026: 15 One parent family, 2026: 63 Lone person households, 2026: 196 Group households, 2026: 8 Couples without dependents, 2026: 405 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 457 Other families, 2016: 12 One parent family, 2016: 42 Lone person households, 2016: 98 Group households, 2016: 5 Couples without dependents, 2016: 289 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 352
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: 13 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 108 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 85 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 87 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 21 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 98 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 116 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 105
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rural East was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 44.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 116 households and account for 35.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 3 households, to comprise 0.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 0.6% in 2016.

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