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City of Greater GeelongPopulation forecast

City of Greater Geelong

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Geelong was 'Couple families with 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 Geelong201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents27,33828.534,19928.645,13728.5+17,799
Couples without dependents25,66126.833,52428.144,76828.3+19,107
Group households3,5333.74,1043.45,2283.3+1,695
Lone person households26,77827.932,63427.343,51127.5+16,733
One parent family10,68711.212,79910.716,55610.5+5,869
Other families1,8411.92,2041.82,9131.8+1,072
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Greater Geelong was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 7,863 households and account for 28.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 363 households, to comprise 1.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.9% in 2016.

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