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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

City of Melton

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Melton was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Melton, 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
City of Melton201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Couple families with dependents20,31644.837,81644.764,36343.9+44,047
Couples without dependents9,44920.820,30424.039,00126.6+29,552
Group households9972.21,7102.03,0292.1+2,032
Lone person households7,12215.711,90514.118,94512.9+11,823
One parent family5,63412.410,33612.217,71412.1+12,080
Other families1,8174.02,4502.93,5842.4+1,767
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2021.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Melton was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 44.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 17,500 households and account for 44.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 633 households, to comprise 2.9% of all households in 2031, compared to 4.0% in 2016.

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