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Eltham (South)

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Eltham (South) was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Nillumbik Shire, 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
Eltham (South)201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents52845.149341.152940.7+1
Couples without dependents35430.339232.742332.5+69
Group households70.690.7100.8+3
Lone person households16213.818615.521116.2+49
One parent family968.2968.01037.9+7
Other families232.0242.0251.9+2

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

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 25 One parent family, 2036: 103 Lone person households, 2036: 211 Group households, 2036: 10 Couples without dependents, 2036: 423 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 529 Other families, 2026: 24 One parent family, 2026: 96 Lone person households, 2026: 186 Group households, 2026: 9 Couples without dependents, 2026: 392 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 493 Other families, 2016: 23 One parent family, 2016: 96 Lone person households, 2016: 162 Group households, 2016: 7 Couples without dependents, 2016: 354 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 528
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 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: 1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 7 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 25 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 31 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 36 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 0 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 24 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 2 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 38 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: -35
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, October 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Eltham (South) was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 45.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 38 households and account for 32.7% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 35 households, to comprise 41.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 45.1% in 2016.

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