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City of MelvillePopulation forecast

City of Melville

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Melville was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Melville, 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
City of Melville201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents12,70532.214,24231.715,61131.2+2,906
Couples without dependents11,37728.813,21629.414,53529.1+3,158
Group households1,3853.51,5843.51,7593.5+374
Lone person households9,49324.010,70023.812,32824.7+2,835
One parent family3,6319.24,1269.24,5999.2+968
Other families8872.21,0692.41,1682.3+281
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Melville was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,839 households and account for 29.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 182 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.2% in 2016.

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