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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Brookfield 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
Brookfield201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
Couple families with dependents1,26740.72,02041.22,81639.1+1,549
Couples without dependents71923.11,11322.71,82125.3+1,102
Group households682.21012.11512.1+83
Lone person households52817.083917.11,22917.1+701
One parent family41013.266213.593913.0+529
Other families1233.91693.42463.4+123
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Brookfield was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 40.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 753 households and account for 41.2% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 33 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2031, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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