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City of Greater BendigoPopulation forecast

City of Greater Bendigo

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Bendigo was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Greater Bendigo, 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
City of Greater Bendigo201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents12,19126.714,68426.817,43827.5+5,247
Couples without dependents13,05428.615,92229.118,71729.5+5,663
Group households1,7233.81,8943.51,9493.1+226
Lone person households12,98428.515,80028.918,27128.8+5,287
One parent family5,06111.15,79910.66,48910.2+1,428
Other families5951.36001.16051.0+10
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Bendigo was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 28.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,868 households and account for 29.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 5 households, to comprise 1.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.3% in 2016.

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