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Diggers Rest

Household types

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 Rest201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents32433.11,30737.52,05334.6+1,729
Couples without dependents25025.581823.51,45124.5+1,201
Group households282.9862.51552.6+127
Lone person households23824.374121.31,36122.9+1,123
One parent family12612.948814.084814.3+722
Other families141.4411.2641.1+50

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2051: 64 One parent family, 2051: 848 Lone person households, 2051: 1,361 Group households, 2051: 155 Couples without dependents, 2051: 1,451 Couple families with dependents, 2051: 2,053 Other families, 2031: 41 One parent family, 2031: 488 Lone person households, 2031: 741 Group households, 2031: 86 Couples without dependents, 2031: 818 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 1,307 Other families, 2016: 14 One parent family, 2016: 126 Lone person households, 2016: 238 Group households, 2016: 28 Couples without dependents, 2016: 250 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 324
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: 23 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2051: 360 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2051: 620 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2051: 69 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2051: 633 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2051: 746 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 27 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 362 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 503 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 58 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 568 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 983
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

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.

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