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City of StonningtonPopulation forecast

South Yarra

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in South Yarra 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 Stonnington, 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
South Yarra201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,1239.31,5649.71,7899.8+666
Couples without dependents3,14926.23,78323.44,07522.3+926
Group households1,48512.31,5439.61,5948.7+109
Lone person households5,11042.57,36345.68,50146.5+3,391
One parent family8146.81,4679.11,86210.2+1,048
Other families3532.94212.64552.5+102
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in South Yarra was Lone person households, which accounted for 42.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 2,253 households and account for 45.6% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 58 households, to comprise 9.6% of all households in 2026, compared to 12.3% in 2016.

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