District Council of Mount BarkerPopulation forecast
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District Council of Mount Barker

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the District Council of Mount Barker was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in District Council of Mount Barker, 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
District Council of Mount Barker201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents4,35033.75,65933.17,20733.0+2,857
Couples without dependents3,97330.85,18730.46,59630.2+2,623
Group households3322.64122.45142.4+182
Lone person households2,85222.13,89522.84,96722.7+2,115
One parent family1,2589.71,72910.12,27010.4+1,012
Other families1461.12061.22981.4+152

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 298 One parent family, 2036: 2,270 Lone person households, 2036: 4,967 Group households, 2036: 514 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,596 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 7,207 Other families, 2026: 206 One parent family, 2026: 1,729 Lone person households, 2026: 3,895 Group households, 2026: 412 Couples without dependents, 2026: 5,187 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 5,659 Other families, 2016: 146 One parent family, 2016: 1,258 Lone person households, 2016: 2,852 Group households, 2016: 332 Couples without dependents, 2016: 3,973 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 4,350
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 92 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 541 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,072 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 102 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,409 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 1,548 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 60 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 471 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 1,043 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 80 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,214 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,309
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the District Council of Mount Barker was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 33.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 1,309 households and account for 33.1% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 60 households, to comprise 1.2% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.1% in 2016.

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