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Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rockbank was 'Lone person households', 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
Rockbank201620312051Change between 2016 and 2051
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents10622.61,71743.83,20540.8+3,099
Couples without dependents9820.91,36734.92,90937.0+2,811
Group households194.1461.21041.3+85
Lone person households17637.642410.888411.2+708
One parent family5311.33238.26668.5+613
Other families163.4401.0931.2+77

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2051: 93 One parent family, 2051: 666 Lone person households, 2051: 884 Group households, 2051: 104 Couples without dependents, 2051: 2,909 Couple families with dependents, 2051: 3,205 Other families, 2031: 40 One parent family, 2031: 323 Lone person households, 2031: 424 Group households, 2031: 46 Couples without dependents, 2031: 1,367 Couple families with dependents, 2031: 1,717 Other families, 2016: 16 One parent family, 2016: 53 Lone person households, 2016: 176 Group households, 2016: 19 Couples without dependents, 2016: 98 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 106
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: 53 Forecast change in One parent family,  2031 to 2051: 343 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2031 to 2051: 460 Forecast change in Group households,  2031 to 2051: 58 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2031 to 2051: 1,542 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2031 to 2051: 1,488 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2031: 24 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2031: 270 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2031: 248 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2031: 27 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2031: 1,269 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2031: 1,611
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Rockbank was Lone person households, which accounted for 37.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2031 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 1,611 households and account for 43.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 24 households, to comprise 1.0% of all households in 2031, compared to 3.4% in 2016.

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