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Town of Port HedlandPopulation forecast

Town of Port Hedland

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Town of Port Hedland 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 Town of Port Hedland, 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.

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Forecast household types
Town of Port Hedland201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,81334.82,05237.13,47437.4+1,661
Couples without dependents1,44527.81,37224.82,24024.1+795
Group households1973.81983.63323.6+135
Lone person households1,21323.31,30223.52,21723.8+1,004
One parent family4007.74728.57948.5+394
Other families1372.61412.52422.6+105
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, May 2018.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in the Town of Port Hedland was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 239 households and account for 37.1% of all households.

In contrast Couples without dependents is forecast to decrease by 73 households, to comprise 24.8% of all households in 2026, compared to 27.8% in 2016.

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