City of Greater GeelongPopulation forecast
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City of Greater Geelong

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Geelong 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 Geelong, 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 Geelong201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents26,66027.931,73427.636,71127.3+10,051
Couples without dependents27,21428.433,54729.239,82129.6+12,607
Group households3,2753.43,5573.13,9803.0+705
Lone person households26,57527.832,29628.138,11728.3+11,542
One parent family10,51111.012,21710.614,06510.5+3,554
Other families1,4801.51,6511.41,8661.4+386

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 1,866 One parent family, 2036: 14,065 Lone person households, 2036: 38,117 Group households, 2036: 3,980 Couples without dependents, 2036: 39,821 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 36,711 Other families, 2026: 1,651 One parent family, 2026: 12,217 Lone person households, 2026: 32,296 Group households, 2026: 3,557 Couples without dependents, 2026: 33,547 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 31,734 Other families, 2016: 1,480 One parent family, 2016: 10,511 Lone person households, 2016: 26,575 Group households, 2016: 3,275 Couples without dependents, 2016: 27,214 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 26,660
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 215 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 1,848 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 5,821 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 423 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 6,274 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 4,977 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 171 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 1,706 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 5,721 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 282 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 6,333 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 5,074
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Geelong was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 28.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6,333 households and account for 29.2% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 171 households, to comprise 1.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.5% in 2016.

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