In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballajura was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2026 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.
Analysing the future household structure in City of Swan, 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|
|Ballajura||2016||2026||2051||Change between 2016 and 2051|
|Couple families with dependents||2,692||42.2||2,702||39.3||2,900||37.0||+208||10||198||0.0000||0.0000||7.72659729670655||10|
|Couples without dependents||1,450||22.7||1,668||24.2||1,947||24.8||+497||218||279||0.0000||0.0000||34.2758618325803||218|
|Lone person households||976||15.3||1,215||17.7||1,557||19.9||+581||239||342||0.0000||0.0000||59.5286879146651||239|
|One parent family||810||12.7||819||11.9||921||11.8||+111||9||102||0.0000||0.0000||13.7037035345222||9|
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2051, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2019.
In 2016, the dominant household type in Ballajura was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 42.2% of all households.
The largest increase between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 239 households and account for 17.7% of all households.
In contrast One parent family is forecast to increase by 9 households, to comprise 11.9% of all households in 2026, compared to 12.7% in 2016.