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This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population. More information can be found here.

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City of Perth

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Perth was 'Lone person households', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.

Analysing the future household structure in City of Perth, 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 Perth201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,1279.21,75310.22,05310.2+926
Couples without dependents4,17734.05,44831.86,38031.8+2,203
Group households1,41411.52,01511.82,22411.1+810
Lone person households4,93040.16,95640.68,26941.2+3,339
One parent family3893.26093.67193.6+330
Other families2442.03672.14142.1+170

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2019.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2036: 414 One parent family, 2036: 719 Lone person households, 2036: 8,269 Group households, 2036: 2,224 Couples without dependents, 2036: 6,380 Couple families with dependents, 2036: 2,053 Other families, 2026: 367 One parent family, 2026: 609 Lone person households, 2026: 6,956 Group households, 2026: 2,015 Couples without dependents, 2026: 5,448 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 1,753 Other families, 2016: 244 One parent family, 2016: 389 Lone person households, 2016: 4,930 Group households, 2016: 1,414 Couples without dependents, 2016: 4,177 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,127
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2036 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2036: 47 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2036: 110 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2036: 1,313 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2036: 209 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2036: 932 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2036: 300 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 123 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 220 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 2,026 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 601 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,271 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 626
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, March 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the City of Perth was Lone person households, which accounted for 40.1% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,026 households and account for 40.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 123 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2016.

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