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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 area||2016||2026||2036||Change between 2016 and 2036|
|Couple families with dependents||1,967||24.9||1,915||23.1||1,975||22.7||+8|
|Couples without dependents||2,330||29.5||2,475||29.9||2,565||29.4||+235|
|Lone person households||2,449||31.0||2,759||33.3||3,009||34.5||+560|
|One parent family||825||10.5||825||10.0||843||9.7||+18|
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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