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City of Greater GeelongPopulation forecast

Whittington

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Whittington 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 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
Whittington201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents31718.132917.832916.6+12
Couples without dependents34919.949026.553126.8+182
Group households603.4472.5482.4-12
Lone person households62635.863534.371135.9+85
One parent family35420.231016.832816.6-26
Other families442.5382.1321.6-12
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Whittington was Lone person households, which accounted for 35.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 141 households and account for 26.5% of all households.

In contrast One parent family is forecast to decrease by 44 households, to comprise 16.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 20.2% in 2016.

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