Town of Port HedlandPopulation forecast
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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.

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.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 242 One parent family, 2041: 794 Lone person households, 2041: 2,217 Group households, 2041: 332 Couples without dependents, 2041: 2,240 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 3,474 Other families, 2026: 141 One parent family, 2026: 472 Lone person households, 2026: 1,302 Group households, 2026: 198 Couples without dependents, 2026: 1,372 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 2,052 Other families, 2016: 137 One parent family, 2016: 400 Lone person households, 2016: 1,213 Group households, 2016: 197 Couples without dependents, 2016: 1,445 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 1,813
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, May 2018.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 101 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 322 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 915 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 134 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 868 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 1,422 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 4 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 72 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 89 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 1 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: -73 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 239
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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