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City of DarebinPopulation forecast

City of Darebin

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Darebin 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 Darebin, 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 Darebin201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents17,42428.321,27928.425,75927.8+8,335
Couples without dependents14,80924.018,24624.422,89224.7+8,083
Group households4,5097.35,3807.26,2796.8+1,770
Lone person households17,14727.820,75127.726,24228.3+9,095
One parent family5,9999.77,1619.68,8799.6+2,880
Other families1,7602.92,1042.82,5792.8+819
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Darebin was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 3,855 households and account for 28.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 344 households, to comprise 2.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.9% in 2016.

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