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Caroline Springs

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Caroline Springs was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2031 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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
Caroline Springs201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,12752.53,94346.63,51341.3-614
Couples without dependents1,46618.71,98123.42,29026.9+824
Group households1221.61261.51201.4-2
Lone person households98512.51,15113.61,37316.1+388
One parent family84310.789210.58379.8-6
Other families3144.03634.33744.4+60

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2019.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2051: 374 One parent family, 2051: 837 Lone person households, 2051: 1,373 Group households, 2051: 120 Couples without dependents, 2051: 2,290 Couple families with dependents, 2051: 3,513 Other families, 2031: 363 One parent family, 2031: 892 Lone person households, 2031: 1,151 Group households, 2031: 126 Couples without dependents, 2031: 1,981 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 3,943 Other families, 2016: 314 One parent family, 2016: 843 Lone person households, 2016: 985 Group households, 2016: 122 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,466 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 4,127
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2051
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2051 Forecast change in Other families,  2031 to 2051: 11 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2051: -55 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2051: 222 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2051: -6 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2051: 309 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2051: -430 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 49 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 49 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 166 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 515 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: -184
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Caroline Springs was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 52.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 515 households and account for 23.4% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 184 households, to comprise 46.6% of all households in 2031, compared to 52.5% in 2016.

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