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City of Port PhillipPopulation forecast

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 dependents8,45515.79,73014.511,87113.0+3,416
Couples without dependents15,19428.218,85128.126,75529.2+11,561
Group households4,9989.36,1839.28,2569.0+3,258
Lone person households21,34239.627,26840.738,20541.8+16,863
One parent family2,9435.53,6725.54,6035.0+1,660
Other families9501.81,3082.01,8082.0+858
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in City of Port Phillip was Lone person households, which accounted for 39.6% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 5,926 households and account for 40.7% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 358 households, to comprise 2.0% of all households in 2026, compared to 1.8% in 2016.

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