In 2016, the dominant household type in Diggers Rest 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|
|Diggers Rest||2016||2031||2051||Change between 2016 and 2051|
|Couple families with dependents||324||33.1||1,307||37.5||2,053||34.6||+1,729||983||746||0.0000||0.0000||533.641958838211||983|
|Couples without dependents||250||25.5||818||23.5||1,451||24.5||+1,201||568||633||0.0000||0.0000||480.399980784001||568|
|Lone person households||238||24.3||741||21.3||1,361||22.9||+1,123||503||620||0.0000||0.0000||471.848719670222||503|
|One parent family||126||12.9||488||14.0||848||14.3||+722||362||360||0.0000||0.0000||573.015827538426||362|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2019.
In 2016, the dominant household type in Diggers Rest was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 33.1% of all households.
The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 983 households and account for 37.5% of all households.
In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 27 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2031, compared to 1.4% in 2016.