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Hilltops Council areaPopulation forecast

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
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), 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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