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Westmeadows (Balance)

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Westmeadows (Balance) was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Hume 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
Westmeadows (Balance)201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents64232.369031.575531.4+113
Couples without dependents55127.762228.468628.5+135
Group households392.0401.8431.8+4
Lone person households40720.546721.351621.4+109
One parent family28814.530614.033113.8+43
Other families593.0673.1753.1+16

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 75 One parent family, 2041: 331 Lone person households, 2041: 516 Group households, 2041: 43 Couples without dependents, 2041: 686 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 755 Other families, 2026: 67 One parent family, 2026: 306 Lone person households, 2026: 467 Group households, 2026: 40 Couples without dependents, 2026: 622 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 690 Other families, 2016: 59 One parent family, 2016: 288 Lone person households, 2016: 407 Group households, 2016: 39 Couples without dependents, 2016: 551 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 642
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 8 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 25 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 49 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 3 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 64 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 65 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 8 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 18 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 60 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 71 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 48
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Westmeadows (Balance) was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 71 households and account for 28.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 1 households, to comprise 1.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2016.

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