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City of MeltonPopulation forecast

In 2016, the dominant household type in Harkness 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
Harkness201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,19840.71,80740.42,75037.6+1,552
Couples without dependents61821.093520.91,67022.8+1,052
Group households963.31092.41802.5+84
Lone person households46715.976217.01,30717.9+840
One parent family45615.571616.01,15315.8+697
Other families1093.71483.32493.4+140
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id , the population experts, June 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Harkness 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 609 households and account for 40.4% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 13 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2031, compared to 3.3% in 2016.

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