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Glenelg ShirePopulation forecast

Portland (South)

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Portland (South) was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Glenelg Shire, 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
Portland (South)201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents55724.655322.457721.6+20
Couples without dependents68930.579132.184731.7+158
Group households642.8612.5632.4-1
Lone person households64528.576030.886932.5+224
One parent family29313.028811.730111.3+8
Other families120.5140.6140.5+2
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Portland (South) was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 30.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 115 households and account for 30.8% of all households.

In contrast One parent family is forecast to decrease by 5 households, to comprise 11.7% of all households in 2026, compared to 13.0% in 2016.

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