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City of Port PhillipPopulation forecast

Fishermens Bend

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Fishermens Bend was 'Couples without dependents', 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
Fishermens Bend201620262041Change between 2016 and 2041
Couple families with dependents23.22816.81,4609.2+1,458
Couples without dependents2641.91,37533.25,33733.5+5,311
Group households711.362515.11,72410.8+1,717
Lone person households2438.71,56437.86,49340.7+6,469
One parent family23.21443.55473.4+545
Other families11.61533.73902.4+389
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Fishermens Bend was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 41.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 1,540 households and account for 37.8% of all households.

In contrast One parent family is forecast to increase by 142 households, to comprise 3.5% of all households in 2026, compared to 3.2% in 2016.

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