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Shire of Serpentine JarrahdalePopulation forecast

Oakford - Oldbury area

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Oakford - Oldbury area was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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
Oakford - Oldbury area201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Couple families with dependents8433.510439.412444.0+40
Couples without dependents10541.89034.18831.2-17
Group households72.841.562.1-1
Lone person households4116.34015.23412.1-7
One parent family62.4145.3186.4+12
Other families83.2124.5124.3+4
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Oakford - Oldbury area was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 41.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 20 households and account for 39.4% of all households.

In contrast Couples without dependents is forecast to decrease by 15 households, to comprise 34.1% of all households in 2026, compared to 41.8% in 2016.

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