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Hilltops Council area

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Hilltops Council area was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in Hilltops Council area, 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
Hilltops Council area201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,96724.91,91523.11,97522.7+8
Couples without dependents2,33029.52,47529.92,56529.4+235
Group households1802.31702.11742.0-6
Lone person households2,44931.02,75933.33,00934.5+560
One parent family82510.582510.08439.7+18
Other families1401.81441.71511.7+11

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 151 One parent family, 2036: 843 Lone person households, 2036: 3,009 Group households, 2036: 174 Couples without dependents, 2036: 2,565 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 1,975 Other families, 2026: 144 One parent family, 2026: 825 Lone person households, 2026: 2,759 Group households, 2026: 170 Couples without dependents, 2026: 2,475 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,915 Other families, 2016: 140 One parent family, 2016: 825 Lone person households, 2016: 2,449 Group households, 2016: 180 Couples without dependents, 2016: 2,330 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,967
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 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: 7 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 18 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 250 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 90 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 60 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 310 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: -10 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 145 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -52
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Hilltops Council area was Lone person households, which accounted for 31.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 310 households and account for 33.3% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 52 households, to comprise 23.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 24.9% in 2016.

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