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Ballarat West Growth Area

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballarat West Growth Area 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
Ballarat West Growth Area201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2,41136.34,12237.76,21337.4+3,802
Couples without dependents1,84527.82,97327.24,58627.6+2,741
Group households1912.92612.43612.2+170
Lone person households1,38220.82,27620.83,49621.0+2,114
One parent family72010.81,17310.71,75410.5+1,034
Other families951.41431.32221.3+127

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 222 One parent family, 2036: 1,754 Lone person households, 2036: 3,496 Group households, 2036: 361 Couples without dependents, 2036: 4,586 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 6,213 Other families, 2026: 143 One parent family, 2026: 1,173 Lone person households, 2026: 2,276 Group households, 2026: 261 Couples without dependents, 2026: 2,973 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 4,122 Other families, 2016: 95 One parent family, 2016: 720 Lone person households, 2016: 1,382 Group households, 2016: 191 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,845 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 2,411
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: 79 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 581 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,220 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 100 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,613 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 2,091 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 48 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 453 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 894 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 70 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,128 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,711
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballarat West Growth Area was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 1,711 households and account for 37.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 48 households, to comprise 1.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.4% in 2016.

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