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City of BallaratPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wendouree 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
Wendouree201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents87718.591718.892318.3+46
Couples without dependents1,20525.41,19724.51,21824.2+13
Group households1894.02024.12144.3+25
Lone person households1,69435.71,76236.01,84536.6+151
One parent family72215.275315.477515.4+53
Other families541.1571.2601.2+6
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Wendouree was Lone person households, which accounted for 35.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 68 households and account for 36.0% of all households.

In contrast Couples without dependents is forecast to decrease by 8 households, to comprise 24.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 25.4% in 2016.

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