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Hobsons Bay CityPopulation forecast

Altona North

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Altona North was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Hobsons Bay City, 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
Altona North201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents1,49131.11,97330.82,81529.5+1,324
Couples without dependents1,15824.21,48023.12,23323.4+1,075
Group households1513.12113.33003.1+149
Lone person households1,23925.81,71826.92,64827.7+1,409
One parent family59212.378212.21,21312.7+621
Other families1633.42323.63353.5+172
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Altona North was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 31.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 482 households and account for 30.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 60 households, to comprise 3.3% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.1% in 2016.

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