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City of BoroondaraPopulation forecast

Hawthorn East

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Hawthorn East was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Boroondara, 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
Hawthorn East201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents1,70126.41,96526.82,19026.4+489
Couples without dependents1,67926.11,95126.62,22726.8+548
Group households5859.16268.56958.4+110
Lone person households1,92029.82,15029.32,47229.7+552
One parent family3966.24616.35236.3+127
Other families1582.51812.52032.4+45
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), January 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Hawthorn East was Lone person households, which accounted for 29.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 272 households and account for 26.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 23 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.5% in 2016.

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