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City of BanyulePopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Watsonia 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 Banyule, 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
Watsonia201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents65329.669229.977829.0+125
Couples without dependents53024.157324.766724.8+137
Group households592.7612.6702.6+11
Lone person households61127.764828.075828.2+147
One parent family29613.428712.434913.0+53
Other families542.5562.4642.4+10
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Watsonia was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 43 households and account for 24.7% of all households.

In contrast One parent family is forecast to decrease by 9 households, to comprise 12.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 13.4% in 2016.

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