City of Port PhillipPopulation forecast
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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 Port Phillip

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Port Phillip 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 Port Phillip, 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 Port Phillip201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents7,97414.69,00513.410,78812.6+2,814
Couples without dependents14,89727.318,88828.024,83328.9+9,936
Group households5,2519.66,94010.38,80210.3+3,551
Lone person households22,16840.627,28640.535,00740.8+12,839
One parent family3,2435.93,6665.44,0924.8+849
Other families1,0231.91,6102.42,2582.6+1,235

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id , the population experts, December 2017.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2041: 2,258 One parent family, 2041: 4,092 Lone person households, 2041: 35,007 Group households, 2041: 8,802 Couples without dependents, 2041: 24,833 Couple families with dependents, 2041: 10,788 Other families, 2026: 1,610 One parent family, 2026: 3,666 Lone person households, 2026: 27,286 Group households, 2026: 6,940 Couples without dependents, 2026: 18,888 Couple families with dependents, 2026: 9,005 Other families, 2016: 1,023 One parent family, 2016: 3,243 Lone person households, 2016: 22,168 Group households, 2016: 5,251 Couples without dependents, 2016: 14,897 Couple families with dependents, 2016: 7,974
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041
Forecast change in household types, 2016 to 2041 Forecast change in Other families,  2026 to 2041: 648 Forecast change in One parent family,  2026 to 2041: 426 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2026 to 2041: 7,721 Forecast change in Group households,  2026 to 2041: 1,862 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2026 to 2041: 5,945 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2026 to 2041: 1,783 Forecast change in Other families,  2016 to 2026: 587 Forecast change in One parent family,  2016 to 2026: 423 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2016 to 2026: 5,118 Forecast change in Group households,  2016 to 2026: 1,689 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2016 to 2026: 3,991 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2016 to 2026: 1,031
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Port Phillip was Lone person households, which accounted for 40.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 5,118 households and account for 40.5% of all households.

In contrast One parent family is forecast to increase by 423 households, to comprise 5.4% of all households in 2026, compared to 5.9% in 2016.

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