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City of PerthPopulation forecast

City of Perth

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in 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 Perth201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents1,1279.21,61610.32,29810.0+1,171
Couples without dependents4,17734.04,98331.77,31831.9+3,141
Group households1,41411.51,83711.72,66111.6+1,247
Lone person households4,93040.16,37740.69,37940.9+4,449
One parent family3893.25673.67683.4+379
Other families2442.03312.14852.1+241
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2020.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in 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 1,447 households and account for 40.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 87 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 2.0% in 2016.

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