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City of BrimbankPopulation forecast

City of Brimbank

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Brimbank was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Brimbank, 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 Brimbank201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents27,28440.327,37737.128,36436.0+1,080
Couples without dependents17,67826.119,80526.821,06626.8+3,388
Group households2,2203.32,3403.22,4853.2+265
Lone person households9,98214.812,77817.314,37518.3+4,393
One parent family7,25010.78,06110.98,67811.0+1,428
Other families3,2474.83,4534.73,7624.8+515
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, September 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Brimbank was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 40.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,796 households and account for 17.3% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to increase by 93 households, to comprise 37.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 40.3% in 2016.

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